Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Women Minority Business Development Center 

Delta State Program Provides Resources to Women of Color By Becky Gillette When the Women Minority Business Development Center (WMBDC) was launched at Delta State University one and half years ago with the help of a $1.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the intention was to serve seventy-five women of color with technical […]

New Cyber Unit

Bobby Freeman Named Director By Jack Criss Director Bobby Freeman was selected as director of the Mississippi Cyber Unit within the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security in January of this year.  Freeman  is a native of Lincoln County and he holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Communication from the University of Southern Mississippi […]

Music Tourism Convention

Industry Leaders Coming to Cleveland April 11–14 By Robert McFarland, Jr. An event that has been years in the making will finally take place in Cleveland this spring. The Music Tourism Convention, an event being produced by Sound Diplomacy, a global research and strategy consultancy specializing in economic and community development through music, the City […]

Archie Tucker

Leading the Way for USDA-ARS in the Southeast Area By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings  L eland native Archie Tucker started out as a sixteen-year-old high school student working as a biological aide in the Southern Insect Management Research Unit at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) at Stoneville. He rode his bike […]