Small Business Administration opening new Business Recovery Center in Hancock County


WAVELAND, Miss. (WXXV) — The Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance is opening a 2nd Business Recovery Center in Hancock County.

At the Business Recovery Center, small businesses can get one-on-one assistance with submitting an application for low-interest disaster loans related to losses from the blue-green algae bloom last year.

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The SBA would like to remind people that in-person assistance is time limited.

The new center, located in Waveland, will be open until February 12. The three other local centers will all close February 5.

While the centers will close relatively soon, people will still have a large window to apply for a loan. The application deadline is October 16, 2020.

The new center will be located at the Hancock Resource Center at 454 Highway 90, Waveland, MS 39576.

It will open today, Wednesday, January 29 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The final day it will be open is February 12.


  • Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

On February 12 the center will close at 3:00 p.m.

Other Disaster Recover Center locations in South Mississippi include:

  • Hancock County: 18355 Highway 603 in the Kiln
  • Harrison County: 842 Commerce Street in Gulfport
  • Jackson County: 2915 Canty Street in Pascagoula