Open Season Has Begun With Thriving Businesses and New World Regulation


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Two years ago; outbreak in Covid-19 rocked the world and left it at a standstill. Since then, everything slowly began to return back to normal as the world opened back up for business. Here in Jackson, MS they have begun to open back up by welcoming in the 162nd Mississippi State Fair, with new regulations and protocols. This has also opened up a plethora of black owned businesses.

See here, as we gain the inside scoop of a newly young black owner Patrick Bridges.

The Mississippi State Fair was founded in with attendance now averaging over 600,000 annually. COVID-19 safety protocols have included properly spaced venues and a routine sanitation of highly touched areas. The fair does not require masks but ask those who have exhibited COVID-19 like symptoms within the past two weeks to stay at home.

The commissioner of agriculture and commerce, Andy Gipson said in a statement that, “the CDC (Centers for disease control and prevention) advises that people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness from coronavirus.”

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and utilize the guidance of the Mississippi State department of health and CDC. The Mississippi State Fairgrounds wants to make sure your visit to the state fair is a memorable and safe experience. I hope to see you there,” said Gipson.

Local business is welcoming the return of the Mississippi State Fair.

Entrepreneur and Jackson State University senior Patrick Bridges hopes to prove that ownership is within us as Black people, so why not start by owning and selling back in predominantly Black communities.

“I know that Covid has taken over most of our livelihood, but that should not stop us from making bigger moves,” said Bridges. “With the Mississippi State Fair being around, hopefully people can see that the business here in Mississippi is booming with real estate, restaurants and more.”

Visit the Mississippi State Fair website for more info.

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