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COVID-19 Resources

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SEDA is here to support businesses

The impacts of the COVID-19 virus are being felt worldwide and right here in the Savannah region. The Savannah Economic Development Authority’s priority is the well-being of our community and the businesses in our region, and we stand ready to assist you in anyway that we can. The below information may be useful to you during this time. You may also call 912.447.8450 or email at

Businesses/Employers Resources

Federal/State/Local Government Links:

Chatham County Municipalities

SBA Lenders:

  • Coastal Area District Development Authority (CADDA) is a non-profit economic development lender helping the small businesses owner, or future business owner, find their way through all the SBA requirements.  Established in 1976 as a Certified Development Company by the Small Business Administration, CADDA is able to deliver the SBA 504 program.
  • Small Business Assistance Corporation SBAC has announced the release of federal funds from the SBAC Recovery Loan Program, which serves small businesses in Chatham, Bryan, Bullock, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties as well as Hampton, Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston and Dorchester counties in South Carolina. The SBAC also has this video describing the SBAC Bridge Loan and the application process.

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