GULFPORT, Miss. — The federal government has given the state-owned port at Gulfport and another agency 60 days to correct problems with documenting the number of jobs created at the facility.
The latest report is part of an ongoing back-and-forth between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD and the Mississippi Development Authority over spending $581 million in federal money at the port to recover from the Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The Sun Herald reports that HUD has found inadequate documentation of the number of jobs are the port.
HUD says MDA and the port must improve documentation of jobs that result from the federal investment. HUD wants a report with 60 days on plans to document jobs the project will create.