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Delta Communities:
Doing Big Things with Small Businesses

Registration for this event is closed.

Date:  Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Time:  10 a.m.-1 p.m. CT
Location: The Bank
123 East Second St.
Clarksdale, Miss. 38614 (map it)

Small businesses have been increasingly used as an economic development tool in many communities throughout the Delta. They help stimulate economic growth by providing innovation and employment opportunities.

This Delta Communities convening will provide attendees with an opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions on expanding and growing a business with funding, marketing and legal experts. In addition, there will be presentations from:

Participation in this session is free; however, registration is required by Monday, July 31, as space is limited. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact Lisa Locke at 502-568-9292 or

Delta Communities Initiative

With an aim of strengthening communities across the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta region, the St. Louis Fed launched the Delta Communities initiative to build awareness through regional forums of promising tools and strategies for community and economic development. The meetings feature presentations from St. Louis Fed staff and regional and national representatives with experience in building and sustaining community and economic development efforts. Six additional forums have been scheduled through the beginning of 2018. Please hold these dates:


  • Aug. 3
  • Sept. 21
  • Oct. 19
  • Dec. 7


  • Jan. 18
  • Feb. 28

Representatives from financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, chambers of commerce, government entities and other local leaders are welcome to participate. While the forums will be held in Clarksdale, Miss., leaders from communities across the Delta region are encouraged to attend.