Chris Masingill

Melissa Chatham

The application period has opened for the Delta Leadership Institute’s Executive Academy. It’s a one-year program designed to improve the leadership skills of community-minded decision makers who live in the eight-state Delta region. The program is put on by the Delta Regional Authority. DRA federal co-chairman Chris Masingill said he has about 40 spots to fill, and participants will meet face-to-face during the program in select locations in the Delta, including New Orleans.



Job creation along the interstate 20 corridor is the focus of a nearly $1 million grant awarded to Louisiana Tech University. Federal officials toured Tech's Enterprise Center and talked about the positive impact of the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge.