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Trent Lott National Center

Advanced Economic Development Program

The University of Southern Mississippi is partnering with The University of Alabama, Clemson University, and Texas Christian University to create the Advanced Economic Development Leadership program (AEDL). The four universities have come together in the innovation of this unique, advanced level training course. The course is designed for mid- to senior-level economic developers and will be a hands-on two-week course. The curriculum has been collaboratively designed by all four universities with the key areas of topics being: leadership, innovation, project management, workforce/education excellence, business development, global challenges, and modern technology data. The instructors for the courses are valued economic development educators, site consultants, subject experts, and faculty from all four universities. The four universities have been planning for several years to bring you the most dynamic and effective advanced economic development course available.


The course is designed for 40 participants. The 2018 courses are currently sold out; however, you can follow the link below to learn about potential new course opportunities.



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Trent Lott National Center
Hattiesburg Campus
2nd Floor

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6197 Hwy 49
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Mailing Address
118 College Drive #5191
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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