Posts Tagged ‘Delta Regional Authority’

Delta projects get nearly $3.6M in federal, local money

by Published: December 29,2014

Tags: Business, Delta Regional Authority, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — Nine projects in the Mississippi Delta have received almost $3.6 million in federal, public and private money. The total costs for each project range from $46,100 to fix a levee around Tunica’s sewer lagoon to $750,000 to bring the Holly Springs sewer lagoon up to state standards. Other projects include preparing the site […] [...]

Delta Regional Authority, SBA team to bring capital to small businesses

Businesses in the Mississippi Delta secured more U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) working capital loans in the first six months of this year than the same period for 2010, says the Delta Regional Authority, a multi-state economic development entity based in Clarksdale and Little Rock, Ark. Strong loan volume is also occurring in many of […] [...]

U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge Dedication

GREENVILLE- State lawmakers, transportation officials, and members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation gathered in Greenville to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge, a massive structure that will connect Greenville, Miss. with Lake Village, Ark. and provide major economic development for the region. [...]

Masingill confirmed as DRA co-chair

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of a top aide to Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe as head of the Delta Regional Authority, a federal agency that works to enhance the economy of the impoverished Mississippi Delta region in eight states. The Senate confirmed Chris Masingill as federal co-chair of the panel, a full-time post […] [...]

Delta county getting high-speed Internet

CLARKSDALE — Clarksdale and Coahoma County residents will soon have high-speed Internet access thanks to a partnership between the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) and the Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA). Clarksdale is home to the national headquarters for the DRA, a federal-state partnership that covers 252 counties in eight states, including Mississippi. DRA developed the iDelta: […] [...]

Committee approves spending projects in Mississippi

Funding to support four defense projects in Mississippi has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the FY2010 Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Mississippi projects are: Columbus Air Force Base — $10 million for an aircraft maintenance administration facility to provide adequate workspace […] [...]

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