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Reeves announces assistance for businesses impacted by algae bloom

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Courtesy of Gov. Reeves’ Office

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced disaster assistance for Mississippi small businesses that were negatively impacted this summer and fall by the blue-green algae bloom on the Gulf Coast.

Working in coordination with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and former Governor Phil Bryant, Governor Reeves helped secure low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses, and private nonprofit organizations.

“The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a precious natural beauty, and the small businesses that call it home must be protected. Because what’s good for the Gulf Coast—and for small businesses—is good for all of Mississippi. Having a strong relationship with organizations like the U.S. Small Business Administration means we can help our small businesses when disaster strikes,” said Governor Reeves.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

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