About Us

The Trent Lott Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship is the foundation for a university-wide focus on economic development service and research that contributes to job generation and income growth for the state of Mississippi. The center works with public entities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to plan and implement activities designed to generate jobs and income. Special consideration is given to rural, impoverished areas   of Mississippi. We emphasize client-requested assistance and offer expertise in strategic planning and leadership development, education and training, community analysis and research, and other technical support.