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FL 16688 - SBA Closing Florida Business Recovery Centers for Thanksgiving

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it is temporarily closing the Business Recovery Centers located in Escambia and Okaloosa counties in observance of Thanksgiving.   The Centers will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and will resume regular operations at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27.   

The SBA also reminds Florida residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations that Dec. 1 is the deadline to apply for physical disaster loans to assist with damages caused by Hurricane Sally, Sept. 14 - 28, 2020.

In accordance with precautions for COVID-19, the SBA established protocols to help protect the health and safety of the public. Visitors to the BRCs are encouraged to wear a face mask. The Centers are located as indicated below:


Okaloosa County Business Recovery Center

Bridgeway Center
Building C

205 Shell Ave. SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


Hours:         Sunday-Saturday (7 days a week)

                        8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CST)

Closed:       Thursday, Nov. 26 in observance of 


Reopens:   Friday, Nov. 27 at 8 a.m.


Escambia County Business Recovery Center

East Pensacola Heights Clubhouse

3208 East Gonzalez St.

Pensacola, FL 32503


Hours:         Sunday-Saturday (7 days a week)

                        8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CST)

Closed:       Thursday, Nov. 26 in observance of 


Reopens:   Friday, Nov. 27 at 8 a.m.



Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at

Additional details on the Centers, requests for loan applications and information on 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

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 1, 2020.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 2, 2021.


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Release Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:00am
Michael Lampton
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