SBA to close Gonzales center

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

District Director Michael Ricks of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Louisiana District Office announced that SBA will close its Gonzales Disaster Loan Outreach Center at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20.

“SBA opened these centers to provide personalized assistance to Louisiana businesses and residents that were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred Aug. 11-31, 2016," Ricks said. "Until the centers close, SBA representatives will continue to meet with business owners and residents to answer their questions, help each business owner apply to SBA for an economic injury disaster loan and close their approved disaster loans."

According to Ricks, SBA has approved disaster loans totaling $1,216,145,600, of which $147,497,900 is for businesses and $1,068,647,700 is for residents to help rebuild and recover from this disaster.