Students at South Arkansas Community College will have a leg up in the working world once they graduate. That's because the Delta Regional Authority has invested more than 185 thousand dollars to the El Dorado Incubator Environment Business accelerator-a housing complex that will help them start their own businesses.
"We're going to have student run business in one of the buildings here and this building is going to be a retail place for operation jumpstart graduates so new small businesses that will have a place for their business if it's a retail business to get started here."
Officials from the Delta Regional Authority say the investment into South Arkansas was simple.
"This creates jobs. This creates the type of jobs that stay within this region and that grow within the region."
Part of the money invested by the Delta Regional Authority will be used to go toward this remolded house where students will be using it for a t shirt business and a place to sell jams.
"It's just a place for them to start. We don't expect that they'll stay here forever, but it will give them a place to get started and when they grow to a size that they don't fit here anymore then they'll go get out on there own."
Officials say the student run businesses should be up and running by this summer. Brea Douglas, NBC10 News.