According to commercial and real estate lenders and agents, low rates and an optimistic climate are pushing real estate and commercial lending toward faster growth than the general economy.

Platte Valley Bank has been rated in the past as the best bank for small businesses in Wyoming. According to Small Business Loans Simplified, the bank lent $75 million to 2,132 small businesses in 2013. While more recent figures weren’t available, Rick Flood, community president for the Cheyenne market at Platte Valley Bank, said that year over year, growth in the bank’s loan portfolio is nearing 10%.

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