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ASU-Mountain Home Awarded $450K to Establish New Manufacturing Program

The grant is a portion of $10 million awarded to projects across eight states by the Delta Workforce Grant Program.  read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

DRA Awards $2.3M to 6 Projects in Arkansas

The Delta Regional Authority awards more than $2.3 million to six projects in Arkansas through the States' Economic Development Assistance Program. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Transportation

Building Steam: Helena’s Industrial Growth Boosts Rail TrafficLock Icon

Commercial expansion and transportation-related investment at the Helena Port Industrial Park have sparked millions of dollars of infrastructure construction and capital improvements. read more >
Chris Caldwell
Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Chris Caldwell, Who Led Sanders’ Winning Campaign, Establishes His Own Firm

Caldwell announced his plans Wednesday in a news release, calling his new firm a “voice for common-sense policies” to help Arkansas move forward. read more >
Albert Baker, now chair of UA Little Rock’s Department of Computer Science, works with UA Little Rock students in 2018, when he was a visiting professor.
Education / Government & Politics / Nonprofits

Arkansas Ahead of Curve in Developing Cybersecurity Talent

Educators and others in the state are collaborating to fill the talent gap accompanying the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Real Estate

$3.2M in Grants Awarded to Northeast Arkansas Water, Sewer Projects

The projects are expected to create or help retain 516 jobs in total. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Small Business

Arkansas Programs Receive $5.1M in Federal Workforce Grants

The money will help the programs provide employment and training services in historically underserved areas. read more >
Government & Politics / Investments / Nonprofits / Small Business

Winrock, AEDC Launch Online Hub for Opportunity Zones

Winrock International and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission launch Opportunity Arkansas, a website with information about investing in Opportunity Zones. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Transportation

$2.5M Grant Will Expand ‘Landlocked’ Storage at Jonesboro Tech Park

Jonesboro received two grants totaling $2.5 million to install a new rail storage facility near the Craighead Technology Park that will benefit manufacturers by giving them greater capacity to move products. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Small Business

Ozarka College Receives $1.47M Grant

Ozarka College in Melbourne received a $1.47 million grant for a three-year workforce program at its satellite campus in Ash Flat. read more >
Nonprofits / Small Business

DRA Awards $675K Grant to Continue I-Fund Program

The Delta Regional Authority has awarded Winrock International a $675,785 grant to continue the Delta Innovation Fund (I-Fund) program through October 2021. read more >
Shane Martin, operating manager of Dragon Woodland, is busy overseeing the buildout of the company’s sawmill in Helena-West Helena.
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Dragon Woodland Ramps Up $10M Hardwood Operation

Six months after a rain-drenched grand opening, Dragon Woodland is on the brink of boosting the output of its Helena-West Helena sawmill facility. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Schools Get $250K in DRA Grants for Workforce Development

The Delta Regional Authority announces a $1.5 million investment into 11 organizations across the Mississippi River Delta to aid workforce and economic development strategies. read more >
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Delta Regional Authority Invests $2.2M in Arkansas Projects

The Delta Regional Authority has invested $2.2 million in eight public infrastructure and workforce training projects. read more >
Misti Staley demonstrates her new medical device, the FreeArm, which can hold a bolus syringe, up to 500 ml of volume and a small pump.
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Medical Devices: Costly, Time-Consuming but Worthy

Startups that build medical devices must clear some high hurdles, but the rewards can be huge. read more >
Chris Caldwell
Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Government & Politics / Investments / Nonprofits / Small Business

Chris Caldwell Sees Success Grown in The Delta

Christ Caldwell, the federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority, touts the agency’s return on investment in the area. read more >
From left, Staley House Founders Misti and Will Staley with DRA Chairman Caldwell.
Health Care

Delta I-Fund Startups Featured at Demo Day

Rejuvenix of Little Rock, a graduate of the Delta Innovation Fund accelerator, won $10,000 for technical assistance last week at the program's 2019 Demo Day at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. read more >
Kelly Damphousse, chancellor of Arkansas State University.

Disaster Prep Facility to Benefit ASU Students, First Responders

Arkansas State University welcomes the start of construction on a disaster training preparedness pavilion facility in Imboden. read more >
Winrock International
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments / Small Business

Winrock Innovation Fund Get $576K from Commerce Department

The U.S. Department of Commerce awards a $576,302 grant to Winrock International's Innovation Fund, or I-Fund, through the Economic Development Administration's Regional Innovation Strategies program. read more >
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Delta Regional Authority Invests $2M in 12 Projects

The Delta Regional Authority will invest $2 million to provide safe and sanitary sewer and water service to rural families, increase economic development opportunities, enhance workforce training and development and improve healthcare. read more >