ASU College of Business Center for Economic Development Gets Federal Grant

WASHINGTON - Arkansas State University's College of Business has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to complete construction of a facility to house the college's Delta Center for Economic Development.

The state's Democratic Congressional delegation announced the award this afternoon.  The Delta Center promotes community development, professional development, workforce training and small business assistance throughout the Arkansas Delta region.  ASU's effort to house all of these services in a single building will enhance their services and maximize coordination with university assets.

The grant from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce's Economic Development Administration will fund Phase II of the construction for the building.  It follows a $1.5 million grant awarded for Phase I last year.