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Business Recovery Resources

North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

The SBTDC provides a wide range of resources for businesses that are working to recover from Hurricane Florence.  Visit the SBTDC Hurricane Florence website.

Small Business Administration

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage and working capital. 

Business Recovery Centers are open to help businesses affected by Hurricane Florence.  SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information, answer questions about disaster loans, and help businesses complete the SBA application.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application 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 email to

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 13, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 14, 2019. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at

SBA Business Recovery Center Locations

County Location Address City Hours of Operation
Bladen Powell-Melvin Agricultural Service Center 450 Smith Circle Elizabethtown Mon - Sat, 9 am - 6 pm
Carteret Sound Bank 5039 Executive Drive Morehead City

Mon - Thurs, 9 am - 5 pm
Fri, 9 am - 6 pm

Craven Centenary United Methodist Church, Education Bldg 309 New Street New Bern Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm
Sat, 8 am - 1 pm
Cumberland Department of Social Services 1225 Ramsey St. Fayetteville Mon - Sat, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat, 9 am - 1 pm
Johnston Riverwalk Office Suites 101 East Market St, Unit 2C Smithfield Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm
New Hanover Wilmington Chamber of Commerce 1 Estelle Lee Place Wilmington Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm
Sat, 8 am - 1 pm
Onslow   234 NW Corridor Blvd, Room 107 Jacksonville Mon - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm
Pitt SBTDC Regional Service Center at ECU 300 East First St, Willis Building Greenville Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm
Robeson Robeson Community College Workforce Development Center 5160 Fayetteville Road Lumberton Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm
Sat, 8 am - 1 pm