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2014 EDF Recap
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The 2014 Economic Development Forum was a resounding success!  Without question, 95% of the attendees said they would recommend the EDF to others!

If you attended the EDF, then you may have an idea about the impact of the conference. If you did not attend, then you missed great speakers, business connections and strategic networking opportunities.  Either way be sure to click the link below to learn more. 

Save the Date for the 2015 Economic Development Forum
August 25-27, 2015!

Take a few minutes to see first-hand what EDF Attendees had to say, get exhibitor feedback from the Corporate Connection Zone and more! 

DRA Invests to Expand M/WBE Growth Initiative
Tuesday, November 12, 2013


November 12, 2013 
DRA Contact: Spencer Lucker
202-434-4842, slucker@dra.gov
MMBCC Contact: Natalie Robinson
901-525-6512, nrobinson@mmbc-memphis.org
NEWS: Delta Regional Authority Expands Small Business and Entrepreneurship Initiative, Makes Investment of $250,000 in Minority-Owned Businesses Across the Delta

DRA Investment will improve and accelerate minority-owned business competitiveness by providing the tools needed for maximum community impact

Chairman Masingill: “Investing in our small businesses and entrepreneurs is a key to economic development for the Delta region.”
MEMPHIS, TN – The Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum (MMBC Continuum) will receive a major investment in resources targeting the growth and development of businesses owned by Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) in six communities in the Delta region, Delta Regional Authority Chairman Chris Masingill announced today. The investment of $250,000 brings MMBC Continuum on as a partner for DRA’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Initiative to diversify the region's economic base, create and save jobs, increase the competitiveness of existing businesses, foster the development and use of innovative technologies, and enhance entrepreneurial activity.
“Investing in our small businesses and entrepreneurs is a key to improving economic development in the Delta region,” Chairman Masingill said. “MMBC Continuum has a strong record of building the capacity of minority and women-owned enterprises in Memphis, and I look forward to seeing the impact they can have in expanding their model throughout the Delta region to grow small business and create jobs for Delta families.”


2015 Economic Development Forum August 25-27

AUGUST 25-27

Memphis Cook Convention Center
Memphis, TN

Registration Information

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