Mississippi Gulf Coast-Delta Alliance for Economic Inclusion
The Mississippi Gulf Coast AEI aims to address the challenges and implement solutions to improve the economic well-being of low- and moderate-income individuals and families, including the unbanked and underserved. The AEI works towards improving access to the Mississippi banking system and bringing the unbanked and underserved into the financial mainstream through innovative low-cost products and services and expanded financial education efforts.
The AEI launched in 2007 to serve the Gulf Coast (Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties) following Hurricane Katrina, and was expanded to include the Delta Region. The geographic area of the Mississippi Gulf Coast AEI encompasses: Gulfport-Biloxi Pascagoula, Hattiesburg, and Jackson MSAs, Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jackson, Lamar, Leflore, Marion, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Quitman, Sharkey, Stone, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica, Walthall, Warren, Washington, and Yazoo counties.
The AEI conducts its work through three subcommittees: Asset Building & Financial Education/Unbanked & Underbanked Committee; Affordable Housing Urban & Rural Foreclosure Prevention Committee; and Small Business Development Committee. Members can get involved with the AEI by attending the periodic meetings or volunteering to serve on the subcommittees.
Area Manager, Community Affairs
Memphis Area Office, Dallas Region