Tagged: delta regional authority

Rex Nelson, Who's Done it All, Is Back as a Face of the D-G

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Rex Nelson is "home again," doing what he likes best. "That's traveling around and writing about Arkansas," he says.

DRA Plans To Spend $460K Through New Arts Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2017 1:53 pm

The Delta Regional Authority on Wednesday announced its new Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative and intention to contribute nearly $460,000 to stimulate economic and community development efforts in local communities through the region’s arts and culture sectors.

Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Leads Nation in Foreign Direct Investment

by Todd Traub 5/20/2017 12:24 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, speaking at the Arkansas Delta Conference, said Arkansas leads the nation in foreign direct investment.

Chris Masingill Responds to Trump Budget, Which Would End DRA

by Lance Turner 3/16/2017 11:30 am

Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill is responding today to President Donald Trump's budget plan, which cuts or eliminates funding for a range of agencies and organizations. Among them, the DRA, which would be eliminated entirely.

$200K Grant Aims to Lure Doctors to Delta

by Mark Friedman 1/23/2017 12:00 am

To address the shortage of primary care physicians, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is using a grant to establish residencies in Delta-area hospitals.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Says Osteopathic School Will Fill Physician Shortages in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee is the vice president for health sciences and medical affairs and site dean at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Delta Regional Authority Invests $1M in I-Fund Program

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/21/2016 1:06 pm

The Delta Regional Authority and Winrock International announce the DRA's $1 million contribution to the early state, proof-of-concept I-Fund, which officials say will bring jobs to the eight-state Delta region.

Delta Region Health Care Providers Get $1.75M in Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2016 10:45 am

ARcare and the Greater Delta Alliance for Health Inc. are getting $1.7 million in grant funding to reduce chronic diseases that disproportionately affect Arkansas residents.

Not Big Enough For Both (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Because building two convention centers in Jonesboro, a city of fewer than 75,000, doesn’t seem prudent, we feel the need to be ready for a sad news event.

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.’s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

ASU Convention Center Moves Forward With Grant From Delta Regional Authority

by Alexis Crowe 3/22/2016 3:14 pm

A hotel and convention center project by Arkansas State University and O’Reilly Embassy Suites is moving forward even though a similar project has received significant financial support from the Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions Commission.

State Chamber Plan Aims to Recruit Skilled, Technical Workers

by Alexis Crowe 3/8/2016 1:05 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces the "Be Pro Be Proud" initiative, an effort to bring new professionals into the state's skilled technical workforce.

Conference to Focus on Investment in Delta

by Mark Carter 1/6/2016 9:13 am

The Delta Regional Authority is partnering with the White House Rural Council to host the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference Jan. 11-12 in West Memphis and Memphis.

Delta Challenge Pitch Contest Set for LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2015 10:09 am

A project of the Delta Regional Authority, the competition aims to attract entrepreneurs from Arkansas and the entire Delta region to pitch their ideas for a fellowship with the Delta Entrepreneurship Network.

DRA Launches Workshops to Help Delta Leaders Deal with Disasters

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 9:08 am

The Delta Regional Authority is launching a series of training sessions to help elected officials and economic developers in the region be prepared for natural and economic disasters.

Delta Regional Authority: $108M Going to Arkansas Projects

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/23/2015 2:16 pm

A federal agency says it's spending $1.3 million on nine projects in Arkansas, part of $108 million in public and private investments it says will help the struggling Mississippi Delta region.

Online Research Tool Helps Spur Economic Development in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2015 4:27 pm

A new online research tool from the Delta Regional Authority connects economic developers and civic leaders to demographic and economic data.

Delta Entrepreneurship Network Headed to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 8/3/2015 1:02 pm

The Delta Entrepreneurship Network, which launched the Delta Challenge pitch contest earlier this year, has scheduled a second round of six competitions including a contest in Little Rock scheduled for November.

Delta Regional Authority to Fund Road, Rail in Corning, Marmaduke

by Associated Press 4/29/2015 3:03 pm

The Delta Regional Authority is providing more than $350,000 for road and rail projects in northeast Arkansas.

Governor Names Amy Fecher Designee to Delta Regional Authority

by Associated Press 1/30/2015 1:53 pm

The state's director of rural services has been tapped to serve as Gov. Asa Hutchinson's designee and alternate to the Delta Regional Authority's board of governors.

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