JACKSON, Mississippi– Programs aimed at helping small businesses with their utilities will continue to provide help for another year.
Brandon Presley, Northern District Public Service Commissioner, released a statement Tuesday announcing the continuation of the programs. These investor-owned utilities have seen success in helping the small “mom and pop shops” throughout the state. Entergy Mississippi intends to make the program a permanent placement in their business, making it the first in Mississippi.
“The assistance we were able to bring Main Street businesses with their utility bills has been one of the highlights of my career as commissioner,” says Presley.
Since the programs were launched, over 2,200 small local businesses have received help with their utility bills. That’s saving the owners big money, totaling nearly $836,000.
“They don’t move to China or Mexico and we should continue to help them open up, expand, and create jobs,” says Presley.