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8.6.12

 

SOUTHERN MISS ALUMNUS PUBLISHES BOOK ON JOB CREATION  


Southern Miss ED alumnus Mick Normington (2011) recently published a book about job creation. Normington is currently a Business Specialist for Texas Workforce Commission - Labor Market and Career information Department. Book overview: Growing the economy and creating jobs is important to every Texan; from job seekers, to business, to those engaged in public policy-making. But what causes business to create jobs? How do companies decide when to add workers? And what can be done to help employers create even more job opportunities? An Atmosphere of Enterprise was written to address these and other questions relating to the process of job creation...LEARN MORE

MEET THE FACULTY: BRIAN RICHARD  


Dr. Brian RichardBrian Richard grew up in Seattle. Before leaving for the South, he received his BS in Finance from the University of Washington and worked in the family business (construction equipment repair and sales) for several years. Also while working and attending college in Seattle, he was a member of the US Army Reserve, training and working as a Psychological Operations (propaganda development) Specialist. In 1993, Brian left Seattle to attend graduate school at Clemson University in South Carolina. Except for one year back in Seattle, he has been a Southerner ever since. At Clemson he received a Masters degree in Regional Economics and spent six months studying...LEARN MORE

HOME INTERNET ACCESS AS A MEASURE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 


A study by Camoin Associates, Featured Indicator: Individual access to the Internet at Home, found that Mississippi has the lowest home internet access with 51.8% compared to a national average of 65%. New Hampshire ranked the highest with 76.0% The authors argue that regions with good access to computers and the Internet will be in position to better support the networked economy including business, workers, and entrepreneurs. Studies have noted that people without access, who are likely to be lower on the economic ladder, fall further and further behind, widening the "digital divide" between rich and poor. However, a study, Does Broadband Boost Local Economic Development?, noted that broadband expansion...LEARN MORE 

RICHARD TO ATTEND SEDC CONFERENCE THIS WEEK      


ED Masters faculty member Brian Richard will be attending SEDC this week in South Carolina.  Look for him if you have questions about the program or want to catch up on what's happening in Hattiesburg.  His e-mail address is brian.richard@usm.edu if you would like to set up a specific time to meet. 

UPCOMING EVENTS     


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