News Alert: SBA to Open Additional Business Recovery Centers for Isaac Victims
Posted: 9/9/2012 8:14:23 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center










Release
Date:
 
September 9, 2012


Media
Contact:
 
Richard Jenkins


Release
Number

LA 13271-03


Phone: 
(916)
735-1500


SBA
to Open Additional Business Recovery Centers for Isaac Victims


Baton
Rouge

– The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Louisiana Department of
Economic Development (LED) and the Louisiana Small Business Development Centers
(LSBDCs) today announced the opening of five additional Business Recovery
Centers (BRCs) to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by
Hurricane Isaac.  The additional business centers will open Monday, September 10.  



“Due
to the severe property damage and economic loss Hurricane Isaac inflicted on
businesses in Louisiana, we want to provide every available service to help get
them back on their feet,” said Michael Ricks, SBA’s Louisiana District
Director.  “These centers will provide a single one-stop location for businesses
to access a variety of specialized help,” he added.


Business
Recovery Centers will open at the times and locations below:













Jefferson
Parish


JEDCO


700
Churchill Parkway


Avondale,
LA  70094


Mondays
& Tuesdays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Opens
Monday, September
10


Orleans
Parish


JOB
1 Business and Career Solution Center


Goodwill
Building


3400
Tulane Avenue, Suite 2400


New
Orleans, LA  70119


Mondays
& Tuesdays, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Opens
Monday, September
10


St.
Bernard Parish


Gulf
Coast Bank


1801
East Judge Perez Drive


Chalmette,
LA  70043


Mondays,
Tuesdays & Wednesdays


9:00
am to 4:30 pm


Opens
Monday, September
10


Plaquemines
Parish


Fisheries
Assistance Center


8018
Hwy 23 (Regions Bank Building)


Belle
Chasse, LA  70037


Mondays
– Fridays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Opens
Monday, September
10


St.
Tammany Parish


St.
Tammany EDF


21489
Koop Drive


Mandeville,
LA  70471


Mondays
& Tuesdays, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Opens
Monday, September
10


Specialists

from the following organizations will be available to meet individually with
each business owner:



U.
S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 


Louisiana
Small Business Development Centers (LSBDCs)



SBA
customer service representatives will be available to meet individually with
each business owner to explain how an SBA disaster loan can help finance their
recovery.  “We can answer your questions about SBA’s disaster loan program,
explain the application process and issue and accept your completed
application,” Ricks said. 



“LSBDC
representatives will provide counseling on a wide variety of matters designed to
help these business owners re-establish their operations, how to overcome the
effects of the disaster and plan for their future. Services include assessing
business economic injury, evaluating the business’s strength, cash flow
projections and most importantly, a review of all options to ensure each
business makes decisions that are appropriate for its situation.  They will also
provide program information, answer questions and help businesses apply for this
much needed financial help.  No appointment is necessary, and all services are
provided free of charge,” Ricks continued.



New
Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen
Moret, SBA District Director Mike Ricks and other regional economic development
partners want to ensure impacted businesses secure the financial assistance they
need to resume normal operations. “LED spearheaded this partnership with SBA,
our Small Business Development Centers and our regional economic development
partners,” said LED Secretary Stephen Moret.  “These highly trained and
experienced team of consultants will be available to provide business consulting
services designed to help these business owners re-establish their operations
and plan for their future,” he said. 



Businesses
of any size and private, nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to
repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment,
inventory, and other business assets. These loans cover losses that are not
fully covered by insurance or other recoveries.



For
small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in
aquaculture, and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused
by the disaster.  EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the
business suffered any property damage.



Assistance
is also available at the three business recovery centers previously opened. 
Their locations, days, and times of operations are as follows:










Jefferson
Parish


Coastal
Communities Consulting


Hong
Kong Shopping Center


925
Behrman Highway, Suite 17


Terrytown,
LA  70056


Thursdays
& Fridays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Jefferson
Parish


UNO
Jefferson Center


3330
North Causeway Boulevard, Suite 422


Metairie,
LA  70002


Mondays
– Fridays, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


St.
Tammany Parish


City
of Slidell Mayor’s Office


2055
Second Street, 2nd Floor


Slidell,
LA  70458


Thursday & Fridays, 8:30 am to 4:00
pm


Business
owners may also get help from SBA representatives at any Disaster Recovery
Center in Louisiana.  They may also contact SBA’s Customer Service Center by
calling toll-free (800) 659-2955, e-mailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
or visiting SBA’s Web site at http://www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance



Individuals
who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, disaster
victims may now go online to file an SBA application for disaster loan
assistance.  The Electronic Loan Application (ELA) is accessible via SBA’s
secure Web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.



SBA
Field Operations Center - West, P.O. Box 419004, Sacramento, CA 95841


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