U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith said workforce training and development is necessary to boost Mississippi’s economic growth, a significant portion of which is based on small businesses doing well.
Last week Hyde-Smith visited Mississippi Delta Community College to be updated on the workforce training capabilities of the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Technology Center.
“The economic importance of small businesses in Mississippi has always been significant, and it’s well positioned to increase,” Hyde-Smith said. “Having individuals who are prepared to work is helping small business owners succeed and expand. The Capps Center and workforce training programs across the state are doing what needs to be done to adjust to the current and future needs of industry and small businesses in different areas of the state.”
The Capps Center offers short-term classes, customized training solutions for business and industry, nationally recognized certifications, and job readiness training. In addition, the Delta Strong initiative works to promote new economic development in the Mississippi Delta, in part, by promoting the availability of a trained and available workforce.
Hyde-Smith expressed confidence that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and regulatory actions by the Trump administration will help the small business sector in Mississippi continue to grow.
“Small business optimism in Mississippi and job creation with it is increasing as tax reform and policies to ease regulatory burdens take hold,” Hyde-Smith said. “I’m happy to be in the Senate to support such policies.”