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6.11.12

 

SEARCHABLE DATABASE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES     


The economic development watchdog group, Good Jobs First has developed a searchable database of economic development incentive awards. The database contains  over 150,000 subsidy awards from 344 programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each entry identifies the recipient company and, depending on availability, provides data on the dollar value of the subsidy, the program and state agency involved, the location of the subsidized facility, and the employment impact of the subsidy. A search of Subsidy Tracker for Mississippi in 2011 identified over 320 awards totaling $8,523,749 all for workforce education training programs that trained 66,512 workers. The largest recipient was $2,546,164 for SeverStal training at East Mississippi Community College. Other large recipients include...LEARN MORE

PROFESSOR CO-AUTHORS BOOK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION    


Dr. Brent Hales, Interim Chair of the Department of Economic and Workforce Development, recently published a book entitled Entrepreneurship Economics. Targeted to high school entrepreneurship teachers, the book provides the teachers with lesson plans for teaching entrepreneurship. Co-authors include Barbara Flowers, a Senior Economic Education Specialist with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Gregory Valentine, Professor of Business Education at the University of Southern Indiana. Published by the Council for Economic Education in New York, the book will serve as the Council's leading publication for entrepreneurship education in the US. According to Dr. Hales, "This publication is based on my work with the Southern Entrepreneurship Program and will serve to spread...LEARN MORE  |  PURCHASE BOOK 

APPLYING THEORY TO PRACTICE: THE INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT   


An important component of the Masters of Science in Economic Development Program is the 300-hour internship requirement, which is completed after the classroom phase of the program. For practitioners in the program, they are challenged to apply the theories and lessons that they learn in the class room to their work to improve their organization's performance. Traditional students are required to find an economic development organization that will mentor them. For economic developers interested in mentoring students, IEDC publishes a useful Internship Guide on their publications page (for members only) under Economic Development Now. This essential part of the educational experience is only possible with the support of the economic development community so we would like to thank all the organizations that are mentoring this cohort of future economic developers. This summer's students and mentoring organizations include...LEARN MORE 

UPCOMING EVENTS     


September 17-20 - True South Basic Economic Development Course | Hattiesburg, MS 
The on-line registration for this program is now open.
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