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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 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, 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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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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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 for Air Force aircraft maintenance ...

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