SBA Opens Recovery Center in Ohio County


ATLANTA - U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today it will open a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Ohio County on Tuesday, June 4, at the US Army Reserve Center in Wheeling, WV.

The SBA is opening the Center to assist West Virginia businesses with losses due to severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred on April 2-6.

“Our Business Recovery Centers are one of the most powerful resources at SBA’s disposal to support business owners,” said “Francisco Sánchez, Jr., associate administrator for the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience at the Small Business Administration. “Business owners can meet in-person with our specialists to apply for SBA disaster loans and get information on the full breadth of our programs designed to help them navigate their recovery.”

The disaster declaration covers Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, Marshall, Nicholas, Ohio, Putnam, Wayne, and Wetzel in West Virginia, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs):  Braxton, Brooke, Clay, Doddridge, Greenbrier, Harrison, Jackson, Logan, Marion, Mason, Mingo, Monongalia, Raleigh, Roane, Summers, Tyler, Webster and Wyoming in West Virginia; Boyd, Lawrence and Martin in Kentucky; Belmont, Gallia, Jefferson, Lawrence and Monroe in Ohio; and Greene and Washington in Pennsylvania.

Customer Service Representatives at SBA’s Business Recovery Centers will assist business owners complete their disaster loan application, accept documents, and provide updates on an application’s status. Walk-ins are accepted, but you can schedule an in-person appointment at an SBA Disaster Recovery Center in advance. The Centers will operate as indicated below.

Kanawha County
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed: Sunday

Ohio County
US Army Reserve Center
25 Armory Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003

Opening: Tuesday, June 4, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed: Sunday

Contact Information

Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333,