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SBA Business Recovery Centers Will Remain Open on Saturdays

ATLANTA – U.S. Small Business Administration advises businesses affected by the Deepwater BP Oil Spill that all Florida Business Recovery Centers will remain open on Saturdays until further notice to assist them with completing their application and to answer any related questions they may have about the loan process.

The Business Recovery Center hours are Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the following locations:

 

Panama City Beach
Bay County
Chamber of Commerce
309 Richard Jackson Blvd.
Panama City, FL 32407
Small Business Development Center
Escambia County
401 E. Chase Street - Ste. 100
Pensacola, FL 32502
Franklin County
Chamber of Commerce
122 Commerce Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Economic Development Council Office
Gulf County
406 Marina Drive
Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
Community Center Annex (Senior Center)
Okaloosa County
108 Stahlman Avenue
Destin, FL 32541
Santa Rosa County
Chamber of Commerce
8543 Navarre Parkway
Navarre, FL 32566
Wakulla Agriculture Center
Wakulla County
84 Cedar Avenue
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Walton Area Chamber
Walton County
of Commerce
63 S. Centre Trail
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

 

“Due to the amount of economic losses caused by the Deepwater BP Oil Spill in Florida, we want affected businesses to have a resource where they can meet individually with SBA representatives and find out how a low-interest disaster loan can help them recover,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.

Business owners who are unable to visit one of the Centers may obtain applications and program information by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT.

The deadline to return economic injury applications is February 14, 2011.

For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Programs, visit our website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.

Contact: 
Michael Lampton 404-331-0333
Related State: 
Florida
Field Operations Center: 
East