August 25, 2013
One of the priorities of the DRA is to improve the leadership skills of the regions current and future leaders. The DLI is the vehicle through which the DRA pursues these efforts. The mission of the Delta Leadership Institute is to recognize, train, and develop 21st Century leadership skills in participants across the eight-state region in order to face the global challenges of the future. DLI and its alumni organization, the Delta Leadership Network, have and will continue to create a cadre of leaders that work together for future improvements to the region by thinking and acting regionally.
The application period for the upcoming DLI Executive Academy will be open Tuesday, August 20 – Friday, September 20. This is the first year the application will be available online, (check out www.dra.gov) through which applicants will be able to create a profile, complete an application, and upload recommendations to the DRA website. The opening session of the 2013-2014 Executive Academy will take place November 4-7, in Oxford, MS.
March 23, 2013
2013 Lantern Awards Criteria (competitive ranking process – Manufacturer of the Year, by region)
EACH CATEGORY HAS A POINT VALUE. A TOTAL OF 100 POINTS IS POSSIBLE. THE CATEGORY POINT VALUE IS SHOWN.
March 19, 2013
District 1 – Turnbull Bakeries, LLC, New Orleans (Orleans Parish)
District 2 – Orion Instruments, LLC, Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge Parish)
District 3 – K&B Machine Works, LLC, Houma (Terrebonne Parish)
District 4 – Oceaneering International, Inc., Morgan City (St. Mary Parish)
District 5 – Southern Bar-B-Que Sauce, Inc., Jennings (Jefferson Davis Parish)
District 6 – Crest Industries, LLC, Pineville (Rapides Parish)
District 7 – Omni Industries, Inc., Shreveport (Caddo Parish)
District 8 – Complex Chemical Co. Inc., Tallulah (Madison Parish)
October 26, 2012
Delta Regional Authority Leverages Federal Resources to Support Entrepreneurs and Invest in Infrastructure to Create Jobs
Chairman Masingill: “Working to grow the economy and create jobs is our number one commitment to the people of the Delta.”
A new investment of resources aimed at Delta small business owners, entrepreneurs, and communities is designed to grow the region’s economy and create jobs, the Delta Regional Authority and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced October 16, 2012.
Louisiana’s Planning & Development Districts aided local governments and non-profit organizations with successful applications under the Delta Regional Authority’s States’ Economic Development Award Program to advance entrepreneurship, transportation/infrastructure, workforce development and related initiatives. The Districts worked with Doyle Robinson, Alternate (DRA-Louisiana), of the Louisiana Governor’s Office to advocate for these investments throughout Louisiana.
Fourteen new investments coming directly to Louisiana, from industrial park developments to programs supporting entrepreneurs and business development, leverage $1.7 million in federal resources into more than $12.5 million in total public and private investment for the Delta region, its people, and its future.
LOUISIANA: NEW INVESTMENTS IN THE DELTA
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