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Entrepreneurial competitions to be held by DRA

The Delta Regional Authority has launched The Delta Challenge — a series of entrepreneurship-pitch competitions, according to a news release.  One of five competitions will be held in Jackson on Feb. 27. Information on the time and location will be posted at  dra.gov/entrepreneur.  Others will be held in Missouri, Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama. “The DRA’s Entrepreneurship Network will provide regional entrepreneurs ...

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

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 and buying equipment for a ...

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Delta Leadership Institute graduates new Executive Academy class

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Seven community leaders from Mississippi have successfully completed the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, a leadership development program for regional leaders sponsored by the Delta Regional Authority and administered by The University of Alabama. •           Abe Hudson – Delta State University – Cleveland, MS •           Angela Hutchins – Adams County Board of Supervisors – Natchez, MS ...

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Delta Regional Authority to invest $102,125 in local manufacturing facilities in Montgomery County

Expansion of Screw Conveyor Corporation will bring new jobs to north central Mississippi WINONA, Mississippi —  Montgomery County’s economy will receive further investment from one of its anchor industries, Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill announced today. The DRA will invest $102,215 in the expansion, reparation, and renovation of manufacturing facilities for the Screw Conveyor Corporation located in Winona. ...

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Delta Regional Authority supplies $1M grant for community college/employer training partnerships

WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris today announced the availability of $474.5 million to create and expand innovative partnerships between community colleges and businesses to educate and train workers with the skills employers need. This third round of funding since 2009 under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants program brings total investments to ...

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Ole Miss hosts July 12 economic forum

Representatives from the White House Business Council, the Delta Regional Authority, the White House Rural Council, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a Rural Economic Forum at the University of Mississippi on July 12.   The forum will discuss the Obama administration’s economic policies especially those geared towards entrepreneurs and small business owners in ...

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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 the Delta Regional Authority’s other ...

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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.

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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 that makes Masingill essentially its ...

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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: Information Technology in the Delta ...

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