Hurricane Sandy: Assessing the Federal Response and Small Business Recovery Efforts: Hearing Before the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, December 13, 2012 [open pdf - 5MB]
This is from the December 13, 2012 hearing, "Hurricane Sandy: Assessing the Federal Response and Small Business Recovery Efforts," before the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. From the statement of Michael Chodos: "Since Sandy struck, SBA [Small Business Administration] has been on the ground across the affected region, providing individuals and businesses with information, support and access to disaster recovery loans. As communities rebuild, SBA is there from day one and will stay deeply involved over the long term. That is why in addition to our Disaster Response team, SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development and its vast network of business counselors and economic development partners play a key role in immediate disaster response and also in helping the region's small businesses restart, rebuild and thrive again. There are hundreds of thousands of small businesses in the affected areas across the mid-Atlantic and Eastern seaboard. With 44 Small Business Development Centers, 14 Women's Business centers and hundreds of SCORE volunteers in the affected area, our partners work collaboratively with SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance to help staff Disaster Recovery Centers. They also provide intake space for Business Recovery Centers in their own service center locations, and set up informational events in communities across the area." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Chodos, James Rivera, James L. King, Kevin S. Law, and Dawn Zimmer.
S. Hrg. 112-903; Senate Hearing 112-903
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