JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Officials from the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration will be in southwest Missouri next week to help businesses impacted by severe weather with insurance issues and with filing for state and federal low-interest loans and other economic resources.
The state officials will work out of three area Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The SBA will loan money to eligible residents and businesses in 14 counties impacted by the severe storms and tornadoes that moved across the state from Feb. 28 - March 1. The low-interest disaster loans are available to qualified homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private non-profit organizations with eligible losses.
The SBA's disaster declaration covers Barry, Camden, Christian, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Laclede, Lawrence, Ozark, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster counties.