ASU to Get $80,000 for Business Program

APRIL 1, 2004 - Posted at 1:03 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Marion Berry joined Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor today in announcing an $80,000 grant to Arkansas State University's Business and International Education Program (BIE).

ASU will use the funds to enhance the global and multi-cultural competence of the residents of Arkansas' Delta region by improving international business instruction and educating and assisting local businesses in exporting products.

ASU's College of Business has entered into partnership agreements with the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce, the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce, the Delta Center for Economic Development and the Magellan Exchange to enhance efforts to develop and expand international business in the Arkansas Delta.