News Conference Scheduled for Feb. 18 at Southeast


WHAT: News conference to announce Delta Regional Authority funding to expand Operation Jump-Start to new sites in the region.WHO:

  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon
  • Southeast Missouri State University President Kenneth W. Dobbins
  • Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill

Local and regional elected officials, Congressional representatives, Chamber of Commerce leaders and economic development officials are expected to attend.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18WHERE:

Kem Hall Wehking Alumni Center 926 BroadwayCape Girardeau, Mo.


About the Delta Regional Authority

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is a federal-state partnership that serves 252 counties and parishes in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Chris Masingill, appointed by President Obama to be the DRA’s federal co-chairman, along with the governors of the eight states, comprise the Authority’s board. For more information, please visit:

About Southeast Missouri State University & the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Southeast Missouri State University is one of the most comprehensive entrepreneurship-focused university centers in the Midwest, offering a wide array of academic and outreach programs and services, including: innovation development and research; entrepreneurship education, training and mentorship; and business incubation and development services. The CIE supports Southeast Missouri State University’s strategic priority to advance the region’s economic appeal and strength by accelerating local and regional economic growth and development that improves the quality of lives, communities and businesses in southeast Missouri and the surrounding region. For more information, visit: