Wicker Meets with Clarke County Officials

Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker met with officials in Clarke County who are looking for help to grow existing businesses.

Officials shared their concern about a lack of a "truth in labeling" law for textiles made in America. Wicker helped get a similar law for the catfish industry.

His tour included a look at how Washington might be able to assist USA Fabrics to increase jobs.

"We have a great opportunity here. This knitting mill is one of the unique things in The United States, where they still make the fabric, they dye it, they cut it and sew it and turn into t-shirts," said Wicker. "This is a great opportunity for our Made in America program."

"The biggest thing is jobs," said Quitman Mayor Eddie Fulton. "One of Sen. Wicker's ideas is you have businesses that are located in the county. What can you do to increase the numbers of employees there."

Local officials are pursuing grants at the state and federal level to help businesses increase jobs and upgrade their operations.


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