Hancock County Assessment
TLNC staff participated on a national team evaluating the effects of the BP Oil Spill on the Hancock County, Miss., economy. The team, coordinated by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), spent three days on-site touring and meeting with many community leaders. In addition to assessing the negative impacts of the spill event, the team identified community assets which could form the basis for economic recovery strategies.
IEDC compiled the team findings and submitted a summary to the sponsor, the Economic Development Administration.