SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Dillon County, SC

Release Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Release Number: 
18-553, SC 15698/15699
Contact: 
Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333

ATLANTA - SBA is opening a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Dillon County, on Oct. 1 at 8:30 a.m. to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Florence.  Other Business Recovery Centers in Chesterfield, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties are already in operation.  

SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application.  The Centers are located as indicated below and will operate until further notice:

Chesterfield County
Northeastern Technical College
1201 Chesterfield Highway
Building 200, Room 210
Cheraw, SC 29520 
Hours:  Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed:  Sundays

Dillon County
City of Dillon Wellness Center
1647 Commerce Drive
Dillon, SC 29536 
Opens: Monday, Oct. 1 at 8:30 a.m.
Hours:  Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed:  Sundays

Horry County
Conway Chamber of Commerce
203 Main St
Conway, SC 29526 
Hours:  Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed:  Sundays

Marion County
County Administration Building
Room 118
2523 East Highway 76  
Marion, SC 29571                                                                                                                                                                          
Hours:  Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays

Marlboro County
Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership Office
214 E. Market St.
Bennettsville, SC 29512 
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

 “The SBA is committed to facilitating economic recovery in this disaster.  We want area 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 Kem Fleming, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. 

The SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage and working capital.Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA mobile app. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362. 

Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.   

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 20, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 21, 2019.

 

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.