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SUSTA offering export assistance to small ag companies

JACKSON — The Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Market Access Program (MAP) Branded. The Branded program is designed to help small agricultural companies enter export markets with 50 percent reimbursement for promotional costs like advertising, exhibiting at trade shows and changes to packaging and labels. To be eligible for the Branded program, ...

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SBA sets new state loan volume record

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A total of 1,000 business loans for more than $174.9 million have been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Mississippi small businesses, according to the SBA Mississippi District Office. “The current level exceeds the previous record of $151.80 million in loan dollars achieved in fiscal year 2006 as well as the previous record of ...

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Obama declares disaster in tornado-torn counties

CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI — President Barack Obama has issued a federal disaster declaration for five Mississippi counties that bore the brunt of the deadly tornado last weekend. Residents and business owners in Attala, Choctaw, Holmes, Warren and Yazoo counties can now access federal emergency assistance programs. “I appreciate the decision by President Obama to declare these counties that suffered tremendous damage ...

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Labor offering funding to 'nontraditional' women

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of approximately $1.8 million in funds for up to six Women in Apprenticeship and Non-traditional Occupations grants. The grants, jointly administered by the department’s Women’s Bureau and its Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Apprenticeship, will support preparatory apprenticeship opportunities for women entering the construction industry and other non-traditional ...

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