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South Carolina District Office
1835 Assembly Street Suite 1425
Columbia, SC 29201
United States
Phone: 803-765-5377
Fax: 803-765-5962
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

About Us

About the South Carolina District Office

The South Carolina District Office includes the main office in Columbia and a branch office ("Alternate Worksite") in Charleston, which serves the lowcountry and coastal areas.

The South Carolina District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's programs and services throughout the Palmetto State. The District Office also partners with state economic development organizations to provide South Carolina small businesses with assistance and further business opportunities through events, presentations and educational materials.

SBA Programs and Services

Contacting Us

Office hours for the main office in Columbia are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Main Office
Strom Thurmond Federal Building
1835 Assembly Street
Suite 1425
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-765-5377
Fax: 803-765-5962
Service area: All of South Carolina


Office hours for the Charleston area office are by appointment Monday through Friday.

Charleston Area Office
Bank of America Building
5900 Core Avenue
Suite 403
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: 843-225-7430 (Note: Please call to schedule an appointment before going to the office.)

Service area: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry and Jasper counties

District Office Staff

(Click on a staff member's name to email that person.)

  Elliott Cooper District Director 803-765-5339
  R. Gregg White Deputy District Director 803-253-3360
  B. Dale Lowder District Counsel  
Lender Relations      
  Frank Anderson Lender Relations Specialist 803-253-3018
  Gail Newton Lender Relations Specialist 803-765-5225
Government Contracting      
  J. "Mike" O'Neill Lead Business Opportunity Specialist 803-253-3116
  Floyd Bryant Business Opportunity Specialist 803-765-5907
  Michael Corp Business Opportunity Specialist 803-765-5961
Outreach & Development      
  Susan Chavis Economic Development Specialist 803-765-5373
  Anna Huntley Economic Development Specialist 803-253-3753
Charleston Area Office      
  William Furman Senior Area Manager 843-225-7430

Note: Direct media inquiries to Anna Huntley, Public Information Officer

Special Audience Representatives


Rural Outreach: Elliott Cooper

SCORE Liaison: Elliott Cooper

SBDC Project Officer: Susan Chavis

Veteran Business Development Officers:

Women's Business Ownership: Anna Huntley

Youth Entrepreneurship: Anna Huntley

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