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Without skilled workers, businesses and economies can’t grow and communities can’t thrive. But what constitutes “skilled” from company to company, or country to country? Winrock’s market-driven approach ensures that workers can develop the varying skills that local employers demand.

Developing Delta Entrepreneurs

Project Title: Delta Innovation Fund

Budding entrepreneurs in the Mississippi River Delta region often lack resources crucial to business success — a deficit that discourages job creation, stunts economic growth and perpetuates persistent poverty. To address these issues, the Delta I-Fund program, in partnership with the Delta Regional Authority, trains cohorts of entrepreneurs in successful startup practices, connects them with local business mentors and provides them with capital sourced from private investors. Bolstered by knowledge and funding, these businesspeople are better prepared to bring their innovative ideas to life.

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Contact: Jeff Stinson

Email: jstinson@arhub.org