SBA issues 3 new lending licenses

Security cameras are on a light pole outside the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in New York in this March 30, 2017 file photo. Federal agencies with offices in the building are the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the General Services Administration, Housing and Urban Development, Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (AP/Mark Lennihan)

The U.S. Small Business Administration has granted three new Small Business Lending Company licences for the first time in four decades -- including one to an Arkansas nonprofit institution.