The June 25th Steering Committee Meeting is cancelled. While all of the
sub-committee work is done, the compiled strategic plan is still "under
construction." In respect of your time and busy schedules, we will reset
the meeting as soon as the DeshaForward Strategic Plan has been completed
and approved by the Executive Committee.
In advance of the completed strategic plan, the final "DeshaForward -
Discovery Report" has been posted on the website. Please look for another
email, very soon, with the date/time and location of the next Steering
Committee meeting at which time the strategic plan will be unveiled and
Many thanks for your patience with the process.
DeshaForward Project Manager
Steering Committee Meeting, April 30, 2009
Sam Walls, III, Senior Vice President of Arkansas Capital Corporation, offered a presentation on entrepreneurship and venture finance programs offered through his organization. Participants reviewed the Sub-Committee plans.
Discovery Report Findings, January 22, 2009
A summary of the the discovery report was provided, including an explaination of the methods of data collection, the type of data collected and analyzed by the project team, and the findings. The meeting participants also voted on priority areas for the strategic plan.
Steering Committee Meeting, October 23, 2008
An update on the project website, one-on-one interviews, and the business survey was presented.
Town Hall Meetings, Sept 23, 2008
An overview of the strategic planning process was provided, and the community was asked to vote on whether to continue the project. At all three Town Hall Meetings, participants unanimously voted to continue the project.
Kick-off Meeting, July 10, 2008
An introduction of the project and the project team was offered. A project name and mission statement were developed, and Town Hall Meeting dates and times were set.
Press Releases & Notices
Press Release, January 2009
(McGehee Dermott Times-News)
(Desha County Courthouse, McGehee Dermott Times-News)
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