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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
- Financial assistance for new and existing businesses through loan guaranty programs
- Contracting (procurement) assistance through business development programs
- Seminars and free, confidential counseling services through SBA resource partners, including SCORE, the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) and the South Carolina Women's Business Center.
Office hours for the main office in Columbia are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Office hours for the Charleston area office are by appointment Monday through Friday.
Service area: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry and Jasper counties
(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|
|Frank Anderson||Lender Relations Specialist||803-253-3018|
|Gail Newton||Lender Relations Specialist||803-765-5225|
|Floyd Bryant||Business Opportunity Specialist||803-765-5907|
|Michael Corp||Lead Business Opportunity Specialist||803-765-5961|
|Carl Faison||Business Opportunity Specialist||803-253-3116|
|Outreach & Development|
|Susan Chavis||Economic Development Specialist||803-765-5373|
|Charleston Area Office|
|William Furman||Senior Area Manager||843-225-7430|
Rural Outreach: Elliott Cooper
SCORE Liaison: Elliott Cooper
SBDC Project Officer: Susan Chavis
Veteran Business Development Officers: