SBA 7(a) loan volume for the week ending April 19th surged to just over $293,840,000. That's a nice little pick up in pace. Keep in mind that the correlation of SBA 7(a) loan approvals with our nation's economic performance appears to be quite strong.
Just for fun I calculated the correlation coefficient between SBA 7(a) loan volume and GDP for over six years using the Microsoft CORREL function. It came out to a statistically significant 0.86.