Leading Economically Competitive and Resilient Communities Training Program

Effective local leadership is crucial to economic development, disaster resilience, and economic recovery activities in Delta communities. Elected officials are uniquely positioned to coordinate public resources and agencies in their communities to support job creation, act as an effective bridge between the public and private sectors, respond to disasters, and help businesses recover in the event of an economic or natural disaster. 

In partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Delta Regional Authority presents this series of intensive two-day courses focused on cutting edge economic development and disaster recovery strategies to enhance the effectiveness of local elected officials, economic development practitioners, and other community leaders in the Delta region.