Earlier this year, the Delta Regional Authority, an organization that the U.S. Congress established in 2000 to help create jobs and build communities in the eight states of the Delta region, recently named the Mississippi Development Authority's Entrepreneur Center as a 2017 Delta Entrepreneurship Network fellow.
The Entrepreneur Center in downtown Jackson and helps establish and train local small-business entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneur Center offers training in areas such as financial and loan assistance, marketing, seminars and webinars, and retail management.
As a Delta Entrepreneurship Network fellow, the Center will work with similar organizations in other states to provide more resources for local entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneur Center conducted 1,500 client consultations, helped create 619 jobs and generated more than $18 million in new investment. For more information visit MDA's website at mississippi.org.
Burgers and Sweets, Oh My
The Feathered Cow will have a new location on the reservoir by April 2017. The reservoir location will have 180 seats, a bar area with 30 televisions and a full bar, new entrees, and more salads and desserts. The new The Feathered Cow (1070 Spillway Circle, Brandon, 769.233.8366) will open in April 2017, and its hours will be Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sugar Ray's Sweet Shop opened in downtown Jackson on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the long-vacant Cohen Brothers building at 224 W. Capitol St.
Sugar Ray's offers truffles, jelly beans, candied apples, gourmet chocolates, old-fashioned sodas and items such as Southern Sweet Tea Pops, which are lollipops made with sweet tea in flavors such as lemon ginger, apple cinnamon and salted caramel. For more information, find Sugar Ray's on Facebook.