State, SBA offer flood assistance for businesses

The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development wants to hear from companies adversely affected by the recent flooding.

“It’s vitally important to collect as much information as possible so that we can determine the extent of the damage and then go about seeking assistance,” said Economic Development Director Stuart Arnett. “If a business has sustained physical damage, is in danger of laying off personnel or has simply seen production affected by the floods, we urge them to contact our toll-free hotline at 1-800-417-4110.”

The Division has held daily conference calls with area economic development officials and others to share information about affected businesses and to develop a game plan for assistance.

For more information, contact the division at 1-800-417-4110.

Also offering assistance to people affected by the floods are the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE, and the N.H. Small Business Development Center.

SCORE counselors and NH SBDC can provide free and confidential counseling and assist clients with guidance and needs assessment at this time. They also can advise disaster victims about federal loan programs, should a declaration be announced.

For more information, contact the SBA Office in Concord at 225-1400 or visit — JEFF FEINGOLD

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