SBA Business Recovery Center relocates to Bradenton Beach's Tingley Memorial Library

SBA Business Recovery Center relocates to Bradenton Beach's Tingley Memorial Library
Posted on 10/22/2018

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Oct. 22, 2018) – Manatee County Government and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that an SBA Business Recovery Center today moves to the City of Bradenton Beach's Tingley Memorial Library to help business owners affected by September red tide bloom.

The temporary SBA Center will operate weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until further notice. No appointments are necessary. The library is located at 111 Second Street North Bradenton Beach, Florida.

An SBA representative will be on hand to provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application. The County’s Economic Development team and local partners, such as the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, the Bradenton Area EDC and the SBDC will also be on hand to provide information and resources to State of Florida assistance and to help businesses document financial losses at

"The Business Recovery Center has served over 134 local business so far and the SBA has received 25 completed applications as of last week," said Karen Stewart, Manatee County Economic Development Official. "The total dollar amount approved from the SBA and the State of Florida Bridge Loan is approximately $897,000, to date."

To receive additional disaster assistance information, visit SBA’s website at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

For additional information pertaining to the SBA Business Recovery Center or the Florida SBDC Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, call (941) 749-3029.

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.