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Cdsc July 09

Nov 19, 2014



Phil Baldwin
July 29, 2009

  • 1.


  • $1+ billion in assets
  • $2+ billion in loans
  • 40 locations
  • $110+ million in community investments

Americas Largest Rural Development Bank 3. Mission Southern Bancorp is a bank holding company committed to helping transform rural economies by creating new trends of investment in people, jobs, businesses and property. 4. Mississippi River Delta: Americas Poorest Region

  • 25% + poverty rates and child poverty
  • 45% + child poverty rate
  • 40% + high school dropout rates
  • 10% + unemployment

5. 6. Model Southern Bancorp Community Banks 7. Strategic Planning Process

  • Strategic planning process
  • Middle-out
  • 300 residents participated
  • 500 meetings held over 18-months
  • Ongoing engagement

8. Strategic Community Planning Vision and Plan

      • Promoting equality among all residents
      • Building strong leadership
      • Advancing economic development
      • Preserving cultural history and natural resources
      • Supporting education and quality healthcare

9. Outcomes Phillips County, Arkansas

  • 1,000peoples lives changed
  • 144,000people impacted
  • Over$70,000,000leveraged

10. Education KIPP Delta 11. Education Traditional Public Schools Scores in traditional public schools increased by 8% in one year 12. Connecting the Dots - Education Parental Involvement Core Knowledge Master Teacher Teacher Housing Teach for Arkansas LEAD School Turnaround Pay Incentives for Teachers Education Consultant KIPP KIPP Expansion Phillips County Challenge LEAD Expansion 13. Leadership Development 500 member Boys and Girls Club of Phillips County opened 14. Economic Development 40 million gallon per year biodiesel facility built 15. Economic Development Sweet potato storage facility opened 16. Economic Development - Tourism

  • New downtown businesses opened, including canoe rental
  • Downtown Master Plan completed
  • Civil War tourism plan completed

17. Economic Development - Tourism KIPP Expansion Cleburne Hotel Court Square Brownfield Sites Centennial Church Jefferson School Old Helena High School Nicholas Hotel River Park New Library Civil War Tourism Shops & Restaurants Buck Island Levee Walk & Trails 18. Economic Development Family Assets 19. Housing Before After

  • 300+ properties cleaned up; 600+ cars removed
  • Revolving loan fund for downtown established

20. Housing

  • 20-unit high quality housing development
  • 100% occupancy since opening in 2007

21. Thank You!

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