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2.27.12

 

HIGH-TECH PROJECTS GATHER MOMENTUM IN MISSISSIPPI 


Silicon carbide in Starkville. Solar industry components in Senatobia, Grenada and Hattiesburg. Mission support for Lockheed in Clinton. Advanced composites for GE in Ellisville. Process equipment in Natchez. Biofuels from Columbus to Tupelo and beyond. Like the Mississippi Development Authority, the state economic development agency that is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, high tech is nothing new in the Magnolia State. But it's bringing new project momentum to cities and counties across the state. LEARN MORE 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STUDENTS PRESENT RESEARCH      


Economic Development graduate students Lee Johnson and Faisal Mallum recently presented their research on job creation factors for intermodal facilities at the Transportation and Economic Symposium at Mississippi State University. The conference brought together transportation officials, economic developers, and researchers, including Southern Miss faculty members Brian Richard and Chad Miller, to identify economic development opportunities for sustaining and growing Mississippi's transportation infrastructure. LEARN MORE 

THE CREATIVE ECONOMY 101       


Lhay Thriffiley, an Economic Development graduate assistant for the Trent Lott National Center, recently wrote an article in Legends, "The Creative Economy 101." She notes that even in the midst of recession, Mississippi's creative, innovative and research-based businesses are making a positive change in our economy. The Creative Economy 101 is the first of a three-part series designed to inform readers of the new economic development movement that is revolutionizing...LEARN MORE  

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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