Delta Regional Authority
January 05, 2016  
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Delta News Round-up

In this Issue: Happy New Year from DRA Chairmen | DRA budget boosted to nearly $30 million for 2016
Final week to register for 2016 ROI Conference

Happy New Year from the Delta Regional Authority!

Literary greats have often described the New Year as a blank book, with many pages yet to be written, but in a region like ours we know history lives on with us, and for the DRA our past work lays a strong foundation for a great year ahead.

As we look back on an exciting and busy year, the Delta Regional Authority remains committed to spreading the good word of the Delta region and working hard for the future of our communities, families, and businesses. 2015 has seen the DRA expand our investments, create new programs, advance policy initiatives, and strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of our operations.

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Omnibus bill passed by Congress includes nearly $30 million for DRA budget

Chairman Masingill gave the following statement on the President’s signing of the Omnibus Bill that includes $28 million for the Delta Regional Authority:

“The Delta Regional Authority is excited to see that the budget bill has been passed by Congress and signed by President Obama. This budget represents a vote of confidence from Congressional leaders both from the Delta region as well as across the country who recognize the hard work the DRA has done and continues to do to strengthen opportunities for Delta communities and their local economies. This increase in resources is a reflection on the hard work that DRA leadership, staff, and partners have been putting forth the past five years to lay a foundation of results-driven and responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars that is helping to create jobs, building communities, and improve lives in the eight-state Delta region."

Read the full statement here:

FINAL WEEK to register for 2016 Rural Opportunity Investment Conference, agenda available

We are one week away from bring the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference to the Delta region! On January 11-12, top leaders from the business community and financial institutions, senior government officials, rural economic development experts and others from across the Delta region and country will gather in Memphis to discuss potential partnerships between public, private, and non-profit entities that will invest in job creation, small business growth, and the development of important rural infrastructure.

A tentative agenda is now available online. This is the third ROI Conference, following two held in Washington, DC, in 2014 and 2015. Interested attendees can register at

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