Delta State University and The College of Business offers many outreach opportunities to Delta residents and the local business community.
The mission of the Office of Entrepreneurship in Business Technology is to assist entrepreneurs, small business owners/managers, educators, students, and people in the Mississippi Delta, seeking to start their own business in gathering information to reach their goals. Counseling, workshops, and training are offered to help business owners in the Mississippi Delta in expanding their professional networks and understanding the local environment for small businesses. Primarily, the Office offers assistance to entrepreneurs, small business owners/managers, educators, and students in the Northern Delta Counties in efforts to advance community and economic development in the Delta region.
The Center for Economic Education and Research (CEER) provides an academic resource for public and private schools, K-12 teachers and students, and adult learners in the Mississippi Delta. The specific purpose of the CEER is the promotion of a greater understanding of economics and the U.S. economic system through educational outreach activities and research. The CEER conducts economic education and financial literacy programs for K-12 teachers and serves in a consulting capacity with public and private school systems in the Mississippi Delta.
The Delta Business Institute of Health (DBIH) promotes workplace wellness with its “Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Initiative” in nine Mississippi Delta counties (Bolivar, Coahoma, Sunflower, Washington, Leflore, Humphreys, Tallahatchie, Tunica, and Quitman). The goal of these activities is to improve the health status of employees in the Mississippi Delta. The project will accomplish this goal by increasing the number of Mississippi Delta employers who provide Worksite Wellness Programs, by increasing the number of employees in the Mississippi Delta who receive health promotion education at their worksite, and by increasing the number of employees in the Mississippi Delta who adopt health promoting behaviors.