No, Cheatham County is not part of the area served by the Delta Regional Authority, but several counties in southwest Tennessee are. The following information may be of interest as workshops will be held in all 8 states in the DRA region including a few conducted in Tennessee:
IEDC Training to Help Local Leaders Build Their Economy
In partnership with the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) will conduct another round of training courses for DRA’s Leading Economically Competitive and Resilient Communities (ECRC) program beginning in February 2017.
These intensive training courses are designed as two-day classroom-style “boot-camps,” which emphasize the system and practice of economic development in the Delta region, and help community leaders learn more about the state, federal and private sector resources that are available to assist them.
The interactive course provides participants with practical tools and inspiring examples to support critical economic development and resilience activities. Workshops will be conducted in all eight states served by DRA.
“Effective local leadership is crucial to economic development, disaster resilience, and economic recovery activities in Delta communities,” said Chris Masingill, Federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority. “Elected officials and community leaders are uniquely positioned to coordinate public resources and agencies to support job creation, act as an effective bridge between the public and private sectors, respond to disasters, and help businesses recover in the event of an economic or natural disaster. This training elevates the capacity and growth potential for the Delta region.”
The first Economic Resilience and Disaster Recovery course will be held in Carbondale, IL, on Feb. 27-28, and hosted by the Southern Illinois Research Center.
The first Economic Development Strategies course will be held in Poplar Bluff, MO, on March 2-3, and hosted by the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce.
To register for either of these courses, or to access the schedule for surrounding states, visit www.iedconline.org/web-pages/professional-development/training-courses-for-local-leaders/.