NEWS: DRA Chairman Welcomes Sen. Hyde-Smith as First Woman to Represent Mississippi in Washington

April 09, 2018

CLARKSDALE, MS. – Delta Regional Authority Chairman Chris Caldwell today welcomed Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) as she took office to become the first woman to represent the state of Mississippi in Washington, D.C.

“Senator Hyde-Smith is a well-qualified leader who is passionate about the issues that are important to Mississippi and the Delta region as a whole,” said DRA Chairman Chris Caldwell. “She has a proven history of supporting agriculture and other business initiatives that enhance economic growth in our region, and we look forward to working with her along with the entire Mississippi Congressional Delegation to make the Delta region more competitive.”

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 invested more than $185 million into more than 1,100 projects. Overall, DRA investments have helped create and retain more than 55,000 jobs, train nearly 45,000 workers to advance in the 21 st Century, and deliver sewer and water improvements to more than 238,000 residents and businesses. Learn more at

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