Regional Solutions’ Project Practice Fellow, Tim Lampkin, is the CEO of Higher Purpose Co. based in Clarksdale, MS, focusing on small business development, strategic real estate investing, and social enterprise initiatives. He was a Community Development Officer for Southern Bancorp Community Partners, co-founder of CapWay a financial literacy technology enterprise, and outreach coordinator for the Mississippi Humanities Council. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Mississippi Valley State University and is completing his Doctor of Education from the University of Arkansas. His contribution is grounding the project in community development practice and connecting to national networks of practitioners.