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Delta Regional Authority Announces $2.8M for Arkansas Cities

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The Delta Regional Authority and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced $2.8 million in new DRA investments in the state’s infrastructure, workforce and economy.

Eight of the investments were made through the DRA States’ Economic Development Assistance Program, the agency’s main federal funding program that invests in basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, workforce development and small business and entrepreneurship projects. 

The other investment was made through DRA’s Community Infrastructure Fund.

“We appreciate DRA’s investments, which are important to the continued economic development of our state,” Hutchinson said in a news release. “These investments will make infrastructure improvements, support business expansion and help create new jobs across Arkansas.”

The cities receiving DRA money are:

Forrest City: Industrial Park Transportation Improvements. DRA Investment: $225,000. Total Investment: $2.22 million. 

Helena: Water Service Improvements for Helena Harbor. DRA Investment: $257,110. Total Investment: $5.20 million. 

Wynne: Support Growth of Matthews Ridgeway Farms. DRA Investment: $225,000. Total Investment: $8.87 million. 

Trumann: Support Growth of Manufacturing Business. DRA Investment: $225,000. Total Investment: $513,383.  

Eudora: Complete Installation of Rail Spur. DRA Investment: $150,000. Total Investment: $174,000.

Newport: Levee Pump Replacement for Flood Control. DRA Investment: $200,000. Total Investment: $240,000. 

Imboden: Disaster Training Facility. DRA Investment: $150,000. Total Investment: $6.93 million.

Banks: Sewer System Improvements. DRA Investment: $52,500 (100 percent).

Pine Bluff: Infrastructure Improvement Project. DRA Investment: $1.35 million. Total Investment: $4.34 million. 

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