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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.

Refinery Seeks to Jump-Start Jobs in Delta

by Luke Jones 11/25/2013 12:00 am

In the sleepy town of DeWitt, past a wooden sign labeled “ArcoFeed,” within the walls of a half-ruined filling station, there sits a metal box that could be the future of a small-scale biofuel industry throughout the Delta.

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Urges Passage of Farm Bill

by Associated Press 10/30/2013 3:49 pm

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is urging passage of the nation's farm bill. Vilsack spoke in farm-rich Arkansas on Wednesday as politicians in Washington were set to begin negotiations on the five-year, roughly $500 billion bill.

Study to Look at Osteopathic School at Arkansas State University

by Associated Press 9/3/2013 4:05 pm

A healthcare consulting firm will conduct a feasibility study of an osteopathic medical school at Arkansas State University.

Delta Regional Authority Gives Clarendon $107,000 for Sewer Improvements

by Associated Press 8/23/2013 7:27 am

The Delta Regional Authority will provide $107,000 to help repair the sewer system in Clarendon.

Delta Region to Benefit from $6.2M in Grants

by Luke Jones 8/5/2013 12:51 pm

The Delta Regional Authority and the Health Resources & Services Administration announces that two Arkansas towns will receive portions of a $6.2 million grant to benefit health-related programs.

Delta Regional Authority: $1M for Grant Applicants

by Associated Press 4/22/2013 7:22 am

The Delta Regional Authority is sweetening the pot for cross-state applications for federal grants to strengthen training partnerships between community colleges and employers.

Ground Broken for Railroad Spur in Monticello

by Associated Press 3/27/2013 7:26 am

Officials with the Delta Regional Authority and the city of Monticello have formally broken ground on a project to extend a railroad spur into the Monticello Economic Development Industrial Park.

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.

Delta Regional Authority: Small Businesses Create Most Jobs

by Associated Press 11/23/2012 9:08 am

A study conducted for the Delta Regional Authority says small businesses created more than 90 percent of the new jobs in the area over the past 20 years, but that manufacturing losses occurred at a steep rate.

Seven Arkansas Delta Projects to Receive $4.2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2012 11:19 am

The Delta Regional Authority has received $1.4 million in federal grants it plans to leverage into $4.2 million of public and private investments for seven projects in the Arkansas Delta.

Dumas: DTEC's 'Self-Initiated Comeback' A Success (Technology Advancements (Under 20K) | Winner)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

Dumas' efforts to pull itself up and redefine its local economy after storms destroyed much of the city’s business infrastructure on Feb. 24, 2007, and the loss of several businesses since, have earned it recognition as an Arkansas Business City of Distinction in the category of Technology Advancements.