March 17th, 2009
Phase II of the Delta Bridge Project is poised to begin, says Michael Boone, Community development representative and Tim Schuringa, community development officer at Southern Bancorp. Phase I of the 2005 Strategic Community Plan is nearly 80 percent complete and the DBP is issuing a call to arms, asking citizens to get involved.
February 26th, 2009
The Small Towns, Big Ideas project began in mid-2006, when the UNC School of Government partnered with the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center to identify and document fifty small towns that were implementing successful or innovative approaches to community economic development.
February 25th, 2009
The Delta Bridge Project has awarded a $20,000 grant to study the feasibility of developing a business incubator at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas’ historic downtown Ohio Street building, Delta Bridge Project Steering Committee Chairman Elijah Mondy announced today.
February 17th, 2009
The School of Government, in collaboration with the North Carolina Rural Center, has released Small Towns, Big Ideas: Case Studies in Small Town Community Economic Development. The publication is the result of a yearlong study by Will Lambe, associate director of the Community and Economic Development Program at the School of Government. The collection features real stories, from real places that are successfully confronting real challenges similar to those facing small communities everywhere, such as globalization, geographic isolation, urban sprawl, aging populations, and natural disasters.
January 29th, 2009
“When you think about what’s happened here for these children, there’s an opportunity for an eternity of impact. In time, your organization is going to change the lives of hundreds of thousands of children,” Tom Hough, regional service director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America told Rotarians Wednesday.
He applauded the success of the Boys & Girls Club of Phillips County and all the organization’s accomplishments in just three short years.