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7.9.12

 

HALES TO BECOME ASSOCIATE DEAN AT UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA   


On October 1st, Brent Hales will be stepping down as Interim Chair of the Department of Economic and Workforce Development to become the Associate Dean for Community Vitality at the University of Minnesota (UM). The UM Extension is a collegiate unit that partners with other university units to deliver research-based educational programs, conduct applied research and scholarship and collaborate with relevant external partners to address critical issues in Minnesota. The Associate Dean for Community Vitality manages two centers. LEARN MORE

STATES GRADED ON SMALL BUSINESS FRIENDLINESS  


The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Thumbtack.com have developed an interactive website that explores the small business friendliness of states.  In the rankings, Mississippi is given an overall C+ grade scoring an A+ on hiring costs and an A on the tax code, but failing in training and networking programs. Interestingly, male-owned small businesses in Mississippi felt significantly more supported by the state than their female counterparts. Male entrepreneurs were 11% more likely than female entrepreneurs to rate Mississippi as supportive or very supportive of small business. LEARN MORE 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - FALL 2012 COURSES 


The Masters of Science in Economic Development Program has a rolling admissions so potential students can apply to the program at anytime.  The new on-line application system speeds up the process and tuition rates can be found here. The following courses are being offered this Fall: Community Development, True South IEDC Basic Course, Contemporary Issues in Economic Development: Economic Development Organizations and Recruiting Innovative Businesses. LEARN MORE 

UPCOMING EVENTS     


August 2 - Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation - Industry Advisory Council Strategic Planning Meeting | Hattiesburg, MS | REGISTER NOW | LEARN MORE
September 17-20 - True South Basic Economic Development Course | Hattiesburg, MS
   
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