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2.20.12

 

TLNC TO OFFER SUMMER 2012 FELLOWS PROGRAM  


In order to achieve its potential of serving as the University's primary community economic development and business engagement entity, the Trent Lott National Center has created a mechanism for faculty and staff throughout Southern Miss to have formal affiliations with the Center. This new affiliation will provide an expansion of knowledge for the practice of community economic development, entrepreneurship and business engagement. Applications due no later than March 30, 2012. APPLICATION DETAILS

OPPORTUNITIES LOST OR NEWLY FOUND?      


I recently attended an economic development strategic planning event in a South Mississippi community. A guest from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) had compiled various measures comparing that community to the state and US averages. This "reality check" for the participants was a very effective way to begin the planning event. The candid look at the community's and the state's areas of greatest opportunity reminded me of something I read back in 1992 when I was in Georgia. READ MORE on Rick's Blog. 

THE GEOGRAPHY OF STUCK      


Nearly six in ten Americans live in the state where they were born, according to the U.S. Census bureau. But there is considerable variation from state to state, as the map by Zara Matheson of the Martin Prosperity Institute shows. There is a distinctive "stuck belt" across the middle of the country running from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa, down through West Virginia and into the Sunbelt states of Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
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UPCOMING EVENTS     


April 21 at 2 p.m. - Economic Development Alumni and Friends Baseball Tailgate | Right Field Roost at Pete Taylor Park (vs. Memphis)

September 17-20 - True South Basic Economic Development Course | Hattiesburg, MS  


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