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SBA disaster loan deadline approaching

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes that April 9 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans. These working capital loans are available in the counties of Adams, Amite, Attala, Claiborne, Coahoma, Copiah, DeSoto, Franklin, Hinds, ...

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Six counties eligible for SBA disaster recovery loans

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses that Feb. 24 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Alcom, Benton, DeSoto, Marshall, Tippah and Tishomingo counties in Mississippi.  The SBA declared a disaster because of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that began April 23, 2011. “These counties are eligible ...

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Report: Small businesses account for nearly half of state's jobs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Office of Advocacy has released the annual Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories. This is the 16th year Advocacy has published a state-by-state profile of American small business for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The Mississippi profile uses the most recent data available to provide details about the state’s ...

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NFIB adds more claims to challenge of notice posting rule

JACKSON — Ron Aldridge, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, said the nation’s leading small-business association is adding new claims to its existing legal challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s Notice Posting Rule, saying now that President Obama’s Jan. 4 “recess” appointments to the board violated the Constitution. The complaint argues that the NLRB does not ...

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SBA loans available to victims of drought

BENTON COUNTY and MARSHALL COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Benton and Marshall counties in Mississippi as a result of drought and excessive heat that occurred from May 1-Oct. 31, 2011. “These ...

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Deadline nearing for SBA disaster recovery loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds private non-profit organizations (PNPs) in Mississippi that Jan. 30 is the deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications. The loans are available from the SBA because of the severe storms, tornadoes, high winds and flooding that occurred on April 15–28, 2011. Eligible non-critical PNPs located in Alcorn, Attala, Chickasaw, Choctaw, ...

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Two counties declared disaster areas by SBA

ITAWAMBA COUNTY and MONROE COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration announces today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Itawamba and Monroe counties in Mississippi as a result of the excessive rain, flooding, flash flooding, hail, high ...

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HOPE approved as first Community Advantage lender

JACKSON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE) as its first lender in the Community Advantage Loan program in Mississippi. HOPE CEO Bill Bynum said, “For small, rural and minority entrepreneurs, financing can be the most elusive resource. With the Community Advantage program, we can help even more companies stabilize, grow and contribute to ...

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Utilities hope PSC approves discounted rates for businesses

JACKSON — A number of the state’s utilities are hoping lower power bills for their business customers will help those companies save money to grow their operations. With approval of the overall effort from the Mississippi Public Service Commission, five utilities are offering discounted power rates to smaller businesses. Participating utilities include Entergy Mississippi, Mississippi Power, Atmos Energy, CenterPoint Energy ...

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Businesses secure more than $163M in federal contracts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — In fiscal year 2011, more than $163.9 million in federal government contracts and modifications were awarded to Mississippi businesses certified in the U. S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) and HUBZone Programs, according to the Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG). This activity occurred Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011. “The federal government is the ...

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