11/30/16   Delta Regional To Invest Over 11-Million Dollars In South Arkansas


The Delta Regional Authority says nearly 26 million dollars will be invested in Arkansas for projects aimed at driving economic growth and improving infrastructure. The authority announced the funding Monday alongside Govenor Asa Hutchinson.

The 26 million dollars includes money awarded by Delta Regional Authority and public and private funding sources. Officials say the projects will create or retain an estimated 650 jobs in the state.

The funding includes 6.5 million dollars for an aquatics and multipurpose center in downtown Pine Bluff. Nearly 4 million dollars for road improvements in Monticello and 1.7 seven million dollars to build a manufacturing training center at South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado.