Business News for the Mississippi Delta

AccelerateMS Serves the Delta

By Jack Criss Kimberley Jones-Gatewood Heads Ecosystem 3 “Mississippi will have a world-class workforce with unlimited, quality career opportunities to create sustained individual, community and statewide economic prosperity.” This is the stated mission of AccelerateMS (Office Of Workforce Development) a recently-created office authorized by the Mississippi Legislature in early 2021 as a “partnership” of sorts […]

Douglas Freeze

New regional leader in workforce training, economic development by Jack Criss DBJ Contributing Writer Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) named Douglas Freeze as its new Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development in January of this year. Freeze came to MDCC from Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, where he served as Director of Workforce […]

Lisa Cookston

Lisa Cookston, a native of Greenwood, was named Executive Director of the Museum of the Mississippi Delta this past January.  Cookston spent her youth visiting the museum, formally called the Cottonlandia Musuem, and was proud to take the leadership reins.   Cookston is a graduate of Pillow Academy and the University of Ole Miss where […]

Dr. Daniel Ennis

Takes the Reins as Delta States Ninth President By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Campbell Saia Dr. Daniel J. Ennis officially stepped into his role as Delta State University’s ninth president on June 1 after being officiall hired in March. Ennis comes to DSU from Coastal Carolina University, where he most recently served as Provost. […]