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Port Gibson benefits from Delta Regional Authority’s new investments



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Governor Tate Reeves announced on Thursday that the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is investing over $2.5 million in seven projects across Mississippi. This initiative, facilitated through the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP), will significantly boost basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, and support business development and job training.

Port Gibson is one of the beneficiaries of this funding. The town has been granted more than $97,000 for the Water Well Rehab and Altitude Valve Replacement project. This project aims to refurbish Port Gibson’s water well and substitute an altitude valve on one of the water pumps. Such an endeavor underscores the commitment to bolstering vital infrastructure in communities like Port Gibson, ensuring consistent water supply and service for its residents.

Governor Reeves expressed his optimism about the grants, stating, “We’ve been making historic investments into infrastructure across Mississippi, and these awards will help our efforts.” He emphasized the potential of the funding to improve the quality of life and stimulate economic growth in the state.

Other projects in Mississippi that have garnered SEDAP funding include infrastructure developments in Natchez, Water Valley, Heidelberg, Itta Bena, Grenada, and Ruleville.

The SEDAP serves as one of DRA’s pivotal investment tools, dedicating its efforts towards basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, business development with entrepreneurship at its heart and workforce training. Collaborations with Governor Reeves’ office and the state’s Local Development Districts play a crucial role in implementing the program’s funds.

For more detailed insights into the States’ Economic Development Assistance Program, interested individuals can visit the Delta Regional Authority’s official website.

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