In the middle of storm season, 4-County Electric Power has one principal job: to keep the power on.
Consequently, Marketing and Public Relations Director Jon Turner said, “the last thing you want to do is be understaffed.”
Roughly 2,000 small businesses in Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee counties were approved for more than $123 million in federal loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, according to an analysis of SBA data released Monday.
On April 3, when the Small Business Administration opened up applications for the Paycheck Protection Program, BankFirst CEO Moak Griffin didn’t see that much interest from local businesses.
Over the course of the following week, though, that began to change.
Second round of PPP starts this week: While federal loans offer help, local small businesses still face uncertain future
Since the coronavirus pandemic forced him to temporarily close Restaurant Tyler in Starkville, owner Ty Thames has been dealing with a lot of unknowns and uncertainty.