U.S. Small Business Association opens recovery center in Greenville


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The U.S. Small Business Administration Business Recovery Center in Greenville opened Wednesday to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

SBA representatives at the center can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help businesses in completing the SBA application.

Home loans are as low as 1.6 percent and business loans are as low as 4 percent. Personal property loans are up to $40,000 and business loans are up to $2 million.

“Even though we do serve businesses of all sizes, our disaster loans primarily help homeowners and renters that both have physical damage and businesses that have what we call economic injury,” said Bradford Caldwell, public affairs specialist for the U.S. Small Business Association Office of Disaster Assistance.

The deadline to apply for an SBA loan is December 9.The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 10, 2017.

The Pitt County center is located at the Willis Building at East Carolina University. There is another center open at Fayetteville State University in Cumberland County.  For more information see below:

Pitt County
Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Regional Service Center
East Carolina University Willis Building
300 E. 1st Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Opening: Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.
Days: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed: Sundays

Cumberland County
Small Business & Technology Development Center at Fayetteville State University
Small Business and Economics Building, Suite 306, Rooms A & D
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302
Days: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays Starting Oct. 22, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed: Sundays

Additional information on the disaster loan program may be obtained by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to
disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can be downloaded from http://www.sba.gov. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.


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