Mississippi P3s get funding boost

$27m awarded to delta projects

Mississippi’s Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has unveiled over $27m in investment for 94 projects in a bid to boost employment in the state.

Given the funding by the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP), the money will go toward regional projects that support public infrastructure, and give residents the opportunity to find new employment or retraining.

The projects are set to affect the Delta, Alabama Black Belt Communities and will center on water, waste, road and broadband infrastructure.

DRA Federal Co-Chairman Chris Caldwell commented: “These investments highlight the importance of local and regional public-private partnerships in realizing the long-term success of infrastructure, business, and workforce projects to spur job growth and ultimately improve business competitiveness in the region.”