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IMMIGRATION: AN ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE 


Dr. Bridget Hayden,
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Between 1990 and 2010, Latinos grew from under one to nearly three percent of the population of Mississippi. These new residents have been integrated into local economies throughout the state as workers, consumers, and entrepreneurs. They are changing both themselves and the face of the communities in which they live in ways that range from near invisibility to complete integration. Trent Lott National Center Fellow Dr. Bridget Hayden conducted research over the summer with immigrant and native Mississippi residents in communities throughout the state to reveal how national, regional, and local ideas and cultural traditions intersect with the individual initiative of local leaders to create very different conditions that affect how immigrants are...LEARN MORE

ON-LINE GUIDE FOR ACTION-ORIENTED METROPOLITAN EXPORT PLANS 


The Brookings Institute Metropolitan Export Initiative (MEI) has developed a portal to help regional civic, business, and political leaders, with their states, to create and implement customized Metropolitan Export Plans (MEPs). These localized export plans apply market intelligence to develop targeted, integrated export-related services and strategies that help regions better connect their firms to global customers, as outlined by their individualized export goals. Ideally, these export plans will be elements of broader regional economic development strategies such as Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS). 

MOVING MISSISSIPPI FORWARD BY SUPPORTING UNIVERSITY SYSTEM 


Dr. Hank M. Bounds,
Commissioner of Higher Education
Most Mississippians have a vehicle to move us from where we are to where we want to be. For most days, that means moving us from our homes to our jobs. We know that we must be able to get to work if we are going to provide for our families and have the quality of life we would like. So, we change the oil, check the tires, and keep our cars in good running order so we can get to work, move ahead and end up ultimately where we want to be. Mississippi Public Universities are like that for our state. Universities are the economic drivers that move Mississippi forward and will take us from where we are to where we want to be. Universities partner with local developers and state agencies to recruit new businesses to the state, while providing highly-skilled employees, training tomorrow's entrepreneurs...LEARN MORE

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UPCOMING EVENTS     


September 15 at 11am
Economic Development Alumni and Friends Tailgate at NE Corner of Athletics Building - Golden Eagles vs. East Carolina (Game begins at 2:30pm)

Hosted by the Student Association and Economic Development Alumni Constituent Society



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