Delta Regional Authority Chairman Caldwell’s comments on Senator Cochran’s Legacy

May 30, 2019

Clarksdale, MS – Delta Regional Authority Chairman Chris Caldwell today issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Cochran.

“Senator Thad Cochran was not just a champion for Mississippi and the Delta, but he was a tireless advocate for young leaders.  His greatest legacy is the countless individuals that he impacted and the lives he touched,” said Caldwell. “More than any appropriation or project he shepherded, the impact of his influence will be felt for generations to come. Without his support, I would not be in the position I am today and for that I am forever grateful. On behalf of DRA and the Delta region, I offer my thoughts and prayers to Sen. Cochran’s family and friends, former staff, and all who had the pleasure to know him.  


About the Delta Regional Authority

The Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives through strategic investments in economic development in 252 counties and parishes across eight states. DRA has approved investments of more than $211 million into more than 1,200 projects. Overall, DRA investments have estimated outcomes since 2002 that will create and retain more than 60,000 jobs, train nearly 54,000 workers to advance in the 21st Century, and deliver sewer and water improvements to 400,000 residents and businesses. Learn more at



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