SBA Business Recovery Center Opens at Chester County Economic Development Council

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EXTON, PA — The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the opening of a third Business Recovery Center in Pennsylvania in the wake of Hurricane Ida, and the location is at the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC).

The new SBA Business Recovery Center opened Wednesday at CCEDC’s headquarters at 737 Constitution Drive, Exton, PA 19341. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The center will help businesses submit disaster loan applications for damages due to the remnants of Hurricane Ida on August 31 to September 5, 2021. Customer service representatives are available to answer questions about the disaster loan program and to work one-on-one with business owners in completing their applications.

“At CCEDC, our mission for more than 60 years has been to help sustain and grow local businesses, whether by providing services directly or bringing together the partners and connections needed to get the job done,” says Gary Smith, CCEDC President and CEO. “Our relationship with SBA has been strong over many decades. We are glad to open our doors to them and offer anything they need as we all work to bring comfort and support to companies in this time of adversity.”

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Businesses and private nonprofit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. Details on loan eligibility and requirements can be found at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Due to the pandemic, the SBA has established protocols to help protect the health and safety of the public at SBA Business Recovery Centers. All visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask.

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