March 2021: growth[period] is proud to support the Foundation for the Mid South. The organization's missions focuses on improving the lives of residents in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. These states are home to 30% of the nation's poverty, which has eroded the well-being of these communities, education and health systems, as well as financial security. These deficiencies—if left unhindered—will continue to grow and deny further opportunities to better conditions for families today and future generations. The Foundation for the Mid South was established to bring together the public and private sectors and focus their resources on increasing social and economic opportunity. Our approach is straightforward and long term: enable communities to develop solutions to better conditions and improve lives.