‘Operation Jumpstart’ grant locally
Almetra J. Franklin, CEO of St. Mary Community Action Agency, Inc., along with the Delta Regional Authority and the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship announced receipt of an Operation Jumpstart Grant.
A CAA spokesperson said the project will increase the capacity for communities to train, support, and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs. One of the main objectives is to increase the number of new business ventures created each year throughout this region. Another phase of the project is to provide technical support and assistance.
Training courses will be held between April and August of 2012.
The classes offered will consist of Innovation Development and Research, Entrepreneurship Education, Training and Mentorship and Business Incubation and Development Services.
For more information contact Karen Artis at (337) 828-5703.