Spurring Community and Economic Development in the Mississippi Delta Region

Wednesday, November 20th, 12-1pm, Hauser 104

The Mississippi Delta region of the United States has historically faced high rates of unemployment, poverty, and less access to higher education. Join us for an engaging discussion with Delta Regional Authority Chairman Christopher Masingill about his innovative work to promote economic and community development in the Delta region. President Obama appointed Chairman Masingill in 2010 as the Federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority, a federal-state partnership whose mission is to help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives in the 252 counties and parishes in the eight states of the Delta region.

In his three years as Chairman, Masingill has implemented his innovative, bold ideas to place a greater emphasis on supporting small business and entrepreneurship ventures as well as investing in workforce training and education efforts. He’s leveraged more than $1.1 billion in private and other public sector investment; helping to create and retain 17,000 jobs within the region.

We look forward to seeing you there! Red Bones BBQ will be provided.

Hosted by the Mississippi Delta Project, HLS Democrats, and the Harvard Law and Entrepreneurship Project.

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