Tagged: chris masingill

DRA Investing $3.7M in Delta Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2014 1:46 pm

The DRA estimates the eight Arkansas investments can help create and retain 1,050 local jobs for local residents. The projects include water and sewer improvements for the Big River Steel project in Osceola.

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 7:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

Next Arkansas Governor Inherits Long-Time Delta Woes (AP Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/17/2014 1:12 pm

The head of the Delta Regional Authority said a mouthful when he told a jobs conference last week that Arkansas' next governor would face a unique set of challenges after taking office in 2015. Unique? Yes. New? No.

Arkansas Innovation Leaders Meet with US Commerce Official

by Mark Carter 8/15/2014 10:52 am

A "who's who" of Arkansas business and innovation leaders joined Delta Regional Authority co-chair and Arkansas native Chris Masingill and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams on Friday for a discussion on entrepreneurship and its role in economic development.

ASU Says Study Confirms Need for Osteopathic School

by Mark Carter and Mark Friedman 2/4/2014 3:42 pm

The Arkansas State University System says that a study it commissioned found that an osteopathic medical school at its Jonesboro campus would help meet a demand for primary-care physicians in the Delta and inject $70 million into the region.

Delta Regional Authority Invests $185,000 in El Dorado Incubator

by Lance Turner 12/12/2012 11:31 am

The Delta Regional Authority says it will invest more than $185,000 in the El Dorado Incubator Environment, known as EDIE’s Village, to support entrepreneurs in Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, and Union counties.