Established in March 2010, the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship (TLNC) is the leader in economic development for the state of Mississippi and beyond our state’s borders. We are driven by passion, determination and commitment to be a leading force in advancing global competitiveness through knowledge-led economic development.
In pursuit of our vision, we are a catalyst, resource and convener--providing robust, relevant research, education and resources to the Southern Miss community, to economic development practitioners, and local, regional and state leaders, as well as engaging the community with a full spectrum of economic development topics.
We excel at finding solutions at the intersection of academic research and practical challenges. The TLNC collaborates with the Master of Science in Economic Development program to produce graduates who personify this linkage between practice and theory.