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YP – Governor Reeves announces approval of Mississippi RESTORE projects

Governor Tate Reeves announced that the RESTORE Council approved a plan today that includes two restoration projects for Mississippi. The RESTORE Council voted to approve a Funded Priorities List that includes 20 projects across the Gulf Coast under the RESTORE Act’s “Bucket 2.” The projects will be managed by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

“I am pleased the RESTORE Council is moving forward with these restoration projects including two projects in Mississippi. These projects will improve our Gulf Coast’s water quality and enhance coastal habitat for fish and wildlife that are so vital to commercial and recreational opportunities,” said Governor Tate Reeves.

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YP – Municipal Primary Runoff Results: See who won, who moves on in key races around Mississippi.

Mississippi held Municipal Primary Elections on Tuesday in various cities and towns across the state. The reported voter turnout was low, as has been traditionally the case in runoff elections.

YP – Digitally Advanced Small Businesses Pull Further Ahead During Pandemic

The success rate between the most digitally aggressive and the digitally skeptical small businesses is widening, exposing a skills gap that could leave behind small businesses struggling with digital tool adoption, according to new research by the Connected Commerce Council (3C).

In a survey of more than 2,000 small businesses nationwide, Digitally Driven: 2021 found that “Digitally Advanced” businesses that adopted technology before COVID-19 continued to integrate new digital tools during the pandemic. Moreover, “Digitally Uncertain” businesses are seeing their more advanced counterparts achieve greater success. Digitally Advanced businesses earned twice as much revenue and hired twice as many employees during COVID-19 than Digitally Uncertain small businesses.

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YP – Wicker among Senators Introducing SHIPYARD Act to Support National Defense Infrastructure

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Angus King, I-Maine, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., along with Representatives Rob Wittman, R-Va., and Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., today introduced the Supplying Help to Infrastructure in Ports, Yards, and America’s Repair Docks (SHIPYARD) Act of 2021, which would provide $25 billion to make investments needed to optimize, improve, and rebuild shipyard facilities, electrical infrastructure, environmental systems, and the equipment of public and private shipyards in the U.S. that support the U.S. Navy fleet.

The act would designate $21 billion for the Navy’s four public shipyards in Virginia, Maine, Hawaii, and Washington, $2 billion for major Navy private new construction shipyards, and $2 billion for Navy private repair shipyards.