Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: May 18, 2010

For more information contact, David H. Doyle, (901) 333-5085; Tom Nocera, (404) 275-5532

The SBA and Southwest's SBDC Open a Business Recovery Center in Millington, TN

Southwest Tennessee Community College's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have opened a Business Recovery Center office at the University of Memphis' Millington Center, 6500 Navy Road, Millington, TN. The Millington Center was opened to serve the twelve additional counties that have been designated for disaster assistance as part of Tennessee's federal disaster declaration. The total number of counties designated for Individual Assistance now stands at 42. Local surrounding counties added are Shelby, Fayette, Hardin, Tipton, Haywood, Madison, Gibson and Crockett.

People and business owners in the newly designated counties who were affected may apply for assistance by visiting the business recovery center or going online to to complete an application for assistance. The SBA is providing low interest loans to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance. The recovery center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

What Types of Disaster Loans are Available?

For more information, contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or or visit the website at