Gov. Haley meets with businesses affected by Georgetown fire

Published: Oct. 29, 2013 at 8:21 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 30, 2013 at 12:12 AM EDT
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GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - Gov. Nikki Haley met with business owners affected by the Front Street fire in Georgetown Tuesday afternoon.

The governor wrapped up a meeting with state and local leaders Tuesday afternoon and gave an update on clean up efforts in the area.

Haley said the recovery is still a work in progress, and said that $20,000 will go towards advertising to bring people back to Georgetown.

According to Haley, the Department of Commerce received a grant that's worth $1 million, and she signed executive orders allowing loans to be applied for and approved.

"Our job is not to say,'We've done all we can,' our job is saying, 'What else can we do,'" Haley said."Owners will also be taken care of through certain other creative things. A lot of these grants we've applied for are for owners that aren't the businesses that also had property. So basically we're sending everybody to the Chamber of Commerce and they're facilitating all of this for us and we're going through and using our agencies to fix it."

The governor said she will go through her checklist to make sure everyone will be helped in some way.

Last month's fire gutted seven buildings and put 130 people out of work.

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