SBA to Close Business Recovery Centers in Pennsylvania on Dec. 1

Nov 25, 2011, 12:10 ET from U.S. Small Business Administration

ATLANTA, Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Business Recovery Centers located throughout Pennsylvania will cease operations Thursday, Dec. 1 at the close of business.  


The locations and hours of operations of SBA's Business Recovery Centers are:

Columbia County

Bloomsburg Public Library

225 Market Street

Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Hours: Mon thru Fri 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closes: Thu, Dec. 1 at 5:00 pm


Dauphin County

US Small Business Administration

Harrisburg Branch

One Penn Center

2601 North Third Street, Suite 503

Harrisburg, PA  17110

Hours: Mon thru Fri 8:00 am  to 5:00 pm

Closes: Thu, Dec. 1 at 5:00 pm



Lebanon County

Lebanon Economic Development Center

16 Lebanon Valley Parkway

Lebanon, PA 17042-9745

Hours: Mon thru Thu 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Closes: Thu, Dec. 1 at 4:00 pm


Luzerne County

Stegmaier Building

7 Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-5247

Hours: Mon thru Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Closes: Thu, Dec. 1 at 4:30 pm


Philadelphia County

4212 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hours: Mon thru Fri 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Closes: Thu, Dec. 1 at 6:00 pm


The SBA offers low interest disaster loans to disaster survivors for physical losses up to its loan limits.  Approved loans can be increased for protective measures to lessen similar future damages.  Additionally, small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations can obtain loans for unmet working capital needs.  To be considered for this assistance, disaster survivors need to apply by the deadline.

For additional information, call the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or send an email to  Loan application forms can be downloaded from  Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.  Those affected by the disasters may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA's website at

The deadlines for Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee to return applications for physical property damage is December 14, 2011 and to return economic injury applications is June 12, 2012.

For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at

Contact: Kathy Cook
Phone:  404-331-0333

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration