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May 1, 2019

MSED Alums Named to 2019 Mississippi Business Journal "Top 50 under 40"; Dr. Chad Miller Featured on Next Move Group's "We Are Jobs" Podcast; Oceanographer Robert Ballard Speaks at Southern Miss

April 17, 2019 

Meet SEDA Member Caleb Prine; Margret Wilson Luce/MS Export Railroad Scholarship; Place-Based Visas to Bring Talent to Rural Mississippi 

March 20, 2019

Meet SEDA Member Robert Johnson; Graduate Research Assistant Teaches Honors Undergraduate Class; Fall 2019 Research Assistantship Positions to be Awarded Soon; Summer Course - Economic Development for Defense Communities

March 6, 2019

Meet SEDA Member: Jhai Keeton; Trent Lott Center Delivers Strategic Plan; Grenada Sports Complex Wins Award; Fracking Supply Chain Analysis Presented at ULL

February 20, 2019

Meet SEDA Member Mikhail Esipov; New Book for Economic Development Stakeholders; MSED Students Present to Undergraduate Honors Class

February 6, 2019

Meet the SEDA Secretary/Treasurer: Emily Stecher; Economic Development in the Broadband Economy; MSED Alum Creates New International Journal of Community Well-Being

January 23, 2019

USM Recognized as a Top Research University; USM to Host Economic Overview Forum; SEDA Visits Madison County 

January 1, 2019 

Meet the SEDA Vice President: Cody Block; USM Research Park Offers Entrepreneurs Room to Grow; Submit Nominations for the 2019 Marsha N. Hamilton Spirit Award; Impact Study of the 2018 USA International Ballet Competition 

December 17, 2018 

Meet the SEDA President, Jennifer Hooper; Defense Diversification Opportunities with the Airbus Supply Chain; ASPIRE Mississippi Provides Opportunities for Economic Growth 

December 3. 2018 

SEDA Visits Golden Triangle; USM Graduate School Awards Recruitment Grant to MSED student; Grenada County Feasibility Study 

November 19, 2018

Mississippi Gulf Coast State of the Economy: Place Making and Talent Attraction; Rhodes and Ingram Economic Development Scholarship Awardee; MSED Incorporates the Platform; Best Practices for Defense Labs

October 19, 2018 Basic Economic Development Course 25th Anniversary; New Cohort of Graduate Research Assistants; Defense Diversification Opportunities at Oceans in Action
September 28, 2018  Healthcare as an Economic Development Driver for Mississippi; Opioid Crisis – An Emerging Site Selection Factor; Kick-off of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Laboratory
August 9, 2018  Alumni Spotlight with Larkin Simpson; Using Datamyne Bill of Lading Data to Identify Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities; Report Examines Commercial Opportunities for Military UAVs
June 22, 2018  Start or Enhance Your Career in Economic Development; Keynote Speaker for the True South Course; Study of Defense Diversification Opportunities in Sport Security Market
June 1, 2018 Mentoring Experiences in the Maser of Science in Economic Development Program, Study of the Economic Impact of Restoring Rail Service Along the Coast, Defense Diversification Case Study
May 17, 2018 Examination of Socio-Economic Issues of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Play, Dedicated Researchers for a Local Economic Development Organization, Community Analyst New Data Analytics Tool Added to MSED Program
May 3, 2018 Agreement with NASA Renewed to Promote Tech-Based Economic Development, Graduate Research Positions for Fall 2018, MSED Scholarship Awardees, NASA's Technology Officer at Stennis Space Center
April 16, 2018 Harvesting Intangible Assets Workshop, Mississippi's Defense-Related Blue Economy Report Released, Alumni Spotlight with Ernie Cowart
March 26, 2018 USM Small Business Development Council Workshop, MSED Alum Speak Post-Disaster Recovery, Economic Development for Defense Communities
March 6, 2018


Alumni Spotlight Garrett Wright, Capital Campaign Fundraising Part of EDO Management Class, Economic Development for Defense Communities Course 
January 22, 2018 Register Now for the Economic Outlook Forum, New Enterprise Park at Stennis Space Center, Unmanned Maritime Systems Training Programs in Mississippi
December 22, 2017 Dissertation Examines Black Entrepreneurship in the Delta, New Mentorship Course Option for Practitioners in the MSED Program, Merging Community and Economic Development
December 15, 2017


The University of Southern Mississippi Receives Commemorative Brick from Marion County Leadership, USM College of Business Presents Student Awards, Opportunity to Develop Skills on Entrepreneurship and Technology-Based Economic Development, NASA Stennis Space Center Seeking Site Development Partnership 
November 6, 2017 Deadline for MEDC Tuition Scholarships Quickly Approaching, Department of Defense Higher Education Learning Community Established, Dr. Bill Smith Receives Emeritus Faculty Honor
October 6, 2017


Mary Catherine Davis Wins the Heidel Leadership Award, Ribbon Cutting for the National Sport Security Laboratory, Mississippi Wood Products Industry and Economic Development Opportunities
August 29, 2017 New Group of Graduate Research Assistants, Wood Products Tour, Hot Spots for Attracting Wood Production Facilities to Mississippi Identified
July 24, 2017 Register Now! Workshop Targets Small Business Innovation Research Grants, Capstone Project Surveys the ED Professionals in Mississippi, MEDC Annual Conference Gives A Nod to the Past with a Commitment to the Future
July 6, 2017 Research Examines the Effect of Tax Increment Financing (TIFs), South Mississippi Highlighted at the Association of Defense Communities Summit, Branding, Collaborating, and Diversifying a Defense Community: The Case of the South Mississippi Defense Corridor, Examination of the Contribution of Healthcare to the Regional Economy

June 21, 2017

Indicators Shows Madison County Continues to Prosper, MML Offering CMO Credits to Elected Officials for the True South Basic Economic Development Course, New Book! USM Research Professor Addresses Economic Development in Low-Income Communities

May 22, 2017

Walley Selected to Attend Prestigious Janus Forum, Site Location Consultant at True South Reaps Benefits, Mobile Apps Helping Boost Tourism Related Economic Development

May 8, 2017

Economic Impact of the MS Aquarium in the City of Gulfport, Research Sought on Higher Education/Military Nexus, Retired Major General Blount Speaks to Southern Miss Students 

April 10,2017

Summer Economic Development Assistance Available, Registration is Now Open for True South 2017, Hattiesburg City Council Candidate Inducted Into Graduate School Hall of Fame

March 27, 2017

New Economic Development for Defense Communities Summer Course, MSED Students Tour a Nuclear Power Plant, Montana Coal Industry Workforce Analysis,MSED Students Hosted at Retail Development Event

February 27, 2017

Ingalls Shipbuilding's 2016 Economic Contribution in the State of Mississippi, Pablo Diaz to Lead a Joint Consolidation Effort, The Human Capital Development Professional Development Series 

February 10, 2017

Tisack-Kathmann Named Director of USM's Mississippi Polymer Institute, USM Provides Tornado Recovery Assistance, MEDC Conference a Success

December 19, 2016

USM Leaders Travel to Israel for Business Development, Capstone Project Aids with Getting Building Funded, Representatives from USM Show Support at the Raytheon T-100 Inauguration Ceremony,  

November 29, 2016

USM Representatives Visit Army Corp of Engineers Research and Development Center, Vicksburg/Warren County, Workforce Analysis Conducted for Jones County Junior College, USM and Gulf Coast Alliance host Aerospace Industries Association Product Support Committee Meeting

November 14, 2016

NEW CLTT Research Professor,  IET/LTT Industry Advisory Council Meeting, Capital Development Professor Takes Part in Military Strategic Visioning Exercise

October 31, 2016

Program Director Hired for Defense Diversification Project, USM to Support Meridian's Effort to Attract the T-X Program Assembly Site, MS Congressional Delegation Learns About USM's Outreach Activities

October 3, 2016

Determining How Firms Identify Acquisition Targets to Purchase as a Market Entry Strategy, Strengthening Economic Development Partnerships, Dr. Samuel Jones Wraps Up RISE UP Series

September 20, 2016

Catch Up on the MSED Program at IEDC, MSED Data Supporting Economic Development Consultants, Simpson County Target Industry Analysis, MSED Learns About the Forest Products Industry

August 22, 2016

New Fall 2016 MSED Graduate Assistants, Alumni Spotlight with Lindsay Ward, smART Space Community Arts Center Feasibility Study

August 10, 2016

National Security Technology Acceleration and Economic Diversification Efforts for Mississippi, South MS Military Corridor, Expertise in Digital Marketing to Assist EDO's and CVB's, I.T. Montgomery House Feasibility Study 

July 11, 2016

Charles Ueltchey Family Scholarship, New Department Chair, Impact Report to Madison County, Target Industry Analysis to Covington County
June 27, 2016 True South Basic Economic Development Course, Rigorous Comprehensive Exam, MEDC Agenda with Consultant Connect (C2), Workforce Update Moon Concludes Role as SWIB Chair
May 31, 2016 State Competition for High School Entrepreneurs, Alumni Spotlight: Danny Games, Internship Requirement for MSED Students
May 16, 2016 Impact of 2015 Conference USA Baseball Tournament, Data Review on Insurance Premiums, Watts Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer from IEDC 
April 18, 2016 Training Course Helps Hospitality Industry, Millennials in the Workplace, SEDA Spends the Day in Madison County 
April 5, 2016 Summer On-Line Course: Stages of Tech Development, New MSED Website, President's Summit for Community Leaders, Fall 2016 Course Schedule 
March 7, 2016 Stephen Surles Alumni Spotlight, Hands-On Experience with IMPLAN, Stone County Retail Analysis in the News, Rhonda Phillips Names to Prestigious Planning College of Fellows 
February 22, 2016 MSED Alum Keith Gendreau Selected to Site Selectors Guild, New EMSI Developer Data Analytics Added to MSED Program, Horton Joins TVA
January 25, 2016 New Adjunct from Baker Donelson to Teach Finance, USM Sees Significant Increase in Research Funding, StateBook Incorporated into the MSED Program
January 11, 2016 Economic Outlook Forum, MEDC Winter Conference, Rise Up Professional Development Series 

2015 Archives


December 7, 2015

Chair of Economic Development, Tourism, and Sports Management to Retire; Southern Entrepreneurship Program Host Statewide Symposium; Student Economic Development Association Trip to Hancock County 
November 23, 2015 Startup Weekend at Southern Miss, Clarence Hulse Re-Elected to IEDC's Board of Directors, Human Capital Development Professor Applies Corporate Experience to Classroom Instruction 
November 9, 2015 Mississippi's Historic Tax Credit, Lee Johnson Joins TVA, Executives on Entrepreneurship  
October 26, 2015 Center for Logistics, Trade, Transportation to Enhance Services; Ashley Edwards to Head Gulf Coast Business Council; GMAT/GRE Test Waiver for MSED Program 
October 12, 2015 Startup Weekend Held in Hattiesburg, MED Now Offering Tuition Scholarships, Tourism Faculty with a Passion for Food, Business Analyst Tools for Mississippi 
September 28, 2015 Macaulay Whitaker Wins Heidel Leadership Award, ADP Hires USM Graduate, Mark Your Calendars for 2016 True South 
September 14, 2015 Education and Technology Strong Foundation for Economic Development, Tripp Umbach Selected for USM Impact Study, New USM Undergraduate Emphasis in Sustainable Development 
August 31, 2015  Student Economic Development Association Football Tailgate, New Cohort in MSED Program, Driskell to Lead USM Foundation and Alumni Affairs 
August 17, 2015 VisionFirst Advisors Fund Graduate Assistant Scholarship, Summer 2015 Graduates, College of Business Moved to Scianna Hall 
August 3, 2015 Registration Still Open for True South Basic Economic Development Course, Marshall County Growth Spurs Need for Land-used Alternatives Project, Neshoba COunty Fair Economic Developer's Day 
July 20, 2015 Lott Center Staff Facilitates Strategic Plan Update for City of Pascagoula, Entergy Scholar Established to Help Bring and Retain Jobs in Mississippi, Marketing and Business Development Class, MSED Student Research on Madison County Economy 
July 6, 2015 Sports Management Program Joining MSED Program, Alumni Spotlight with Ashley Congelosi Llewellyn, Mississippi Development Authority New Leadership, Mississippi to Improve State Economic Climate 
June 22, 2015 Alumni Spotlight with Paula Delcambre, MPI Named Madison Career and Technical Center's Business Partner of the Year, Mississippi Cities Moving Up Best Cities for Job Creation Rankings 
June 8, 2015 RFP Economic Impact of USM, Remembering Alum: Jody Tidwell, SBDC Update, Opportunities Abound in EcD 
May 26, 2015 In Memory of Check Ueltschey, Chinese Delegation Visits Southern Miss, Lott Center Staff Facilitates Madison County Strategic Plan Review 
May 11, 2015 Summer Employment Opportunities for MSED Students, End of Year Message, ICSC Membership for Southern Miss, Some Places Promote Income Mobility 
April 27, 2015 Gray Swoope to Serve as Keynote Speaker at True South, MSED Student to Intern with IEDC, Collaboratory Tenants Host USM Delegation, Register for MSED Fall Classes 
April 13, 2015 Students Obtains EMSI Software Certification, Inaugural Graduate School Hall of Fame, Research on Improving Port-Based Economic Development Websites, Students Examine Economic Recovery After a Disaster


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