LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - The head of the Delta Regional Authority says communities in the Delta must find ways to work together in order to help improve the region's economy.
Delta Regional Authority chairman Chris Masingill said Monday that the nation's economic struggles mirror the woes that the area has suffered for years.
Masingill said that the Delta can often be viewed as a poor nation within the nation. He said the region trails the rest of the country on many economic and health indicators.
Masingill said the authority is focusing more on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Masingill spoke at the authority's policy conference in downtown Little Rock.