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Governor Tate Reeves Launches Back to Business Mississippi Website to Help Small Businesses Recover from COVID-19

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.

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Dining on Duling, Museum of Art Extensions and Elvie’s Reopening

The Fondren Renaissance Foundation recently announced that Duling Avenue in downtown Jackson will close from June 12-13 and and serve as an open-air dining hall as part of FRF's "Dining on Duling" event.

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Feed the Front Lines, SB 2772 and Mississippi Casinos Reopening

The Mangia Bene restaurant group has partnered with the Junior League of Jackson to send food to the healthcare workers at the VA Medical Center in Jackson through a program called "Feed the Front Line."

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Visit Jackson 2020 Tour Guide, Mississippi Restaurant Promise and Fresh Market Fundraiser

Visit Jackson recently released its 2020 Tour Guide, which includes 82 pages of information and creative content on Jackson's neighborhoods, public art, restaurants and more.

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Northpark’s Got Heart, Fleet Feet Essential Workers Discount and Newk's Pantry

Northpark is hosting a photography-based social media project on behalf of communities practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Essential Workers Bearing Weight of COVID-19

Commercial unions are fighting for recognition of their food-service and grocery-store employees as first responders, in the hopes that this will give them priority access to PPE, including masks.

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With No Relief In Sight, Jackson Small Business Owners Struggle

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses, which typically do not have more than two weeks’ worth of working capital funds at any given time, especially hard in recent weeks.

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Payment Protection Program: A Lifeline to Mississippi Small Businesses During COVID-19

Many Mississippi small businesses and their employees are currently wondering how they are going to weather the economic downturn the coronavirus has caused. A new law could help.

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'When Is the $600 Coming?': Mississippi Unemployment Questions Answered

As COVID-19 crashes the Mississippi economy and unemployment skyrockets, a lot of people are scared. We know, because you've been sending the Jackson Free Press questions by email, online chat and social media.

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Small Business Owners Have Loan, Grant Options, Even If None Perfect

Emergency loans from the SBA and a new "Payroll Protection Program" loan created by the CARES Act of 2020 give small business owners some options for keeping the doors open and staff on payroll. For some small businesses, it may not be enough.

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Filing for Unemployment Benefits

The Mississippi Department of Employee Security has modified its existing unemployment compensation rules, allowing Mississippi workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 to be eligible to file for unemployment benefits.

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Fallout of Tate Reeves’ Executive Order: Department Store Roulette, Scared Associates

The concrete shopping jungle known as Dogwood Festival Market looked as much like a ghost town as it could as the sun started to set on a warm spring Saturday afternoon.

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Biz Update: COVID-19 Task Force, What's Still Open and Meal Drop-off Coalition

As locally owned businesses face unprecedented threats from the coronavirus, Fondren Renaissance Foundation President Roy Campbell has assembled a task force to make recommendations and decide best practices to keep residents and the business community healthy.

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B&B Theaters Northpark Grand Opening, Walthall Lofts and Vertex Aerospace

Northpark announced on Wednesday, March 4, that it plans to hold the grand opening for B&B Theaters, a new 14-screen movie theater, in April 2020.

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St. Patrick’s Day JXN Goodies Galore

We all love the fun that comes with St. Patrick's Day, but let's not forget that the capital city also houses a number of restaurants that offer specialty food and drink items.

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