SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Dillon County, SC

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Release Date: Sept. 28, 2018

Release Number: 18-553, SC 15698/15699

Contact:Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333
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SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Dillon County, SC

ATLANTA - SBA is opening a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Dillon County, on Oct. 1 at 8:30 a.m. to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Florence.  Other Business Recovery Centers in Chesterfield, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties are already in operation.  

SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application.  The Centers are located as indicated below and will operate until further notice:

Chesterfield County

Northeastern Technical College

1201 Chesterfield Highway

Building 200, Room 210

Cheraw, SC 29520 

Hours:  Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Closed:  Sundays

Dillon County

City of Dillon Wellness Center

1647 Commerce Drive

Dillon, SC 29536 

Opens: Monday, Oct. 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Hours:  Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Closed:  Sundays

Horry County

Conway Chamber of Commerce

203 Main St

Conway, SC 29526 

Hours:  Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Closed:  Sundays

Marion County

County Administration Building

Room 118

2523 East Highway 76  
Marion, SC 29571                                                                                                                                                                          

Hours:  Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed: Saturdays and Sundays

Marlboro County

Marlboro County Economic Development Partnership Office

214 E. Market St.

Bennettsville, SC 29512 

Hours: Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Saturdays and Sundays

 “The SBA is committed to facilitating economic recovery in this disaster.  We want area businesses to have a resource where they can meet individually with SBA representatives and find out how a low-interest disaster loan can help them recover,” said Kem Fleming, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. 

The SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage and working capital.Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at or download the FEMA mobile app. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362. 

Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and 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 Nov. 20, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 21, 2019.



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