Tagged: delta regional authority

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 Hosticka 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 Hosticka 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.

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.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Talk Delta Jobs in Pine Bluff

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/13/2014 3:28 pm

Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross each expressed a desire to improve the quality of the Arkansas workforce Wednesday but differed on how to do it.

Tom Cotton Defends Vote Against Delta Agency

by Associated Press 6/13/2014 7:53 am

Arkansas Republican Senate hopeful Tom Cotton on Thursday defended his vote to abolish a federal agency formed to assist the Mississippi River Delta, telling leaders from the region that taxpayers aren't getting a good return from the spending.

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 Puts $150K Into East Arkansas Agriculture Program

by Associated Press 12/17/2013 7:18 am

The Delta Regional Authority is making a $150,000 investment in a sustainable agriculture program in eastern Arkansas.

Innovation Hub Announces $250K Grant From DRA

by Mark Carter 12/2/2013 2:54 pm

The nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announces a $250,000 grant from the Delta Regional Authority to be used for program support and administrative operations at the planned Argenta Innovation Center.