Ruben Garcia, the SBA’s director for San Diego, says the region is on track in 2015 to top its previous 7a lending record of $264 million, which was set in 2011 and supported by efforts to promote the federal stimulous package.

Ruben Garcia, the SBA’s director for San Diego, says the region is on track in 2015 to top its previous 7a lending record of $264 million, which was set in 2011 and supported by efforts to promote the federal stimulous package. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

The Small Business Administration’s largest loan guarantee program is on its way to a banner year, with its popularity already forcing Congress to substantially increase its $18...