- Associated Press - Thursday, April 24, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Economic Development Administration has awarded funds to two planning and developing groups in the Mississippi Delta.

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., made the announcement in a news release Wednesday.

The South Delta Planning and Development District will receive $189,000. The district provides services in Bolivar, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey, Sunflower and Washington counties.

The North Delta Planning and Development District also will receive $189,000. It provides services in Coahoma, DeSoto, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate and Tunica counties.

Both districts will use the money to develop and implement a comprehensive economic development strategy for the region.

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