Delta Strong is a new regional branding, marketing, and business attraction program aimed exclusively at luring new manufacturing opportunities to the region. This effort, led by the Delta Council Development Department, and assisted by a lot of business and community leaders from around the region, is called DELTA STRONG. Some of you may have heard about this effort or seen car tags pop up with the logo on the front and wondered, “What is Delta Strong?”
The new initiative has been supported by private sector financial institutions, our Planning and Development Districts, Port Terminals on the Mississippi River, seven local Economic Development Foundations, and our Utility partners.
This strategy is a four-year plan which includes outcomes, measurements and transparency that will position the Mississippi Delta region as a major player in the attraction of manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing operations.
We believe that it has the potential to revitalize economic development opportunities in our communities and in our entire region. We all know the challenges that rural areas throughout the nation face in job attraction and population loss. Instead of complaining about it or waiting for someone to come to our rescue, the business and economic development community of the region have decided to re-take our own narrative and target companies that can and will be successful here.