Delta Regional Authority

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The Delta Regional Authority (DRA), through a program partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), has announced a $188,625 investment to provide a new fuel farm for the Tensas Parish Airport. DRA is investing $170,000 in the project, with the remainder coming from the parish police jury.

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the largest amount of new investment dollars by the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) in the state of Louisiana.  DRA’s initial investment of $3.3 million coupled with public and private partnerships brings the total to $9.5 million. The investments will be used for improvement projects to strengthen Louisiana’s infrastructure, workforce and economy.

Jimmy Emerson, DMV / /

New jobs will be coming to theArkansas-Louisiana border region through a new partnership between the Delta Regional Authority (DRA)  and Economic Development Administration (EDA). 115 jobs will be created because of a $235,000 grant through  the Arkansas-Louisiana Multimodal Economic Corridor initiative. The 90 mile corridor runs through five Arkansas counties and four Louisiana parishes.