SEA BRIGHT - Gov. Chris Christie called the federal Small Business Administration a "disaster" for its response after Superstorm Sandy during an appearance in Sea Bright Wednesday.
Christie's biggest complaint was the complicated rules and application process and says after their loan program ran out, New Jersey had to step up for its residents and create important opportunities for small business recovery.
"We should send FEMA to the Small Business Administration to clean up after the disaster that is the Small Business Administration and what they did to small business people in this state," said the governor.
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Christie pointed out that some of New Jersey's programs remain underused. The Stronger New Jersey Business Grant program offers grants of up to $50,000 for Sandy-damaged businesses, and the Stronger New Jersey Business Loan program provides loans of up to $5 million.