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10.29.12

NEWSLETTER FORMAT NOW BI-WEEKLY


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END OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS WE KNOW IT?


A major debate is going on between economists over whether the age of innovation-based growth going back over 250 years is over and that we are entering a period of minimal growth for the foreseeable future. Examples of this perspective include Robert Gordon's National Bureau of Economic Research paper, "Is U.S. Economic Growth Over?" and Tyler Cohen's The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better. The argument is that world's technological transformative change i.e., steam, railroads (1750 to 1830), electricity, internal combustion engine, and chemicals (1870-1900), and computers and IT (1960 to present) have run their course and we will have only small incremental change and productivity growth. These scientific advances were amplified by social changes (e.g., market-based economies and women entering the workplace) that were singular events.  With no major breakthroughs to increase productivity, the global economy will no longer having a growing economic pie. Traditional economic development is based on continued growth allowing companies to expand, open up new facilities, as well as, the creation of new and growing markets for start-ups.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STUDENT CHOSEN FOR SEDC INTERNSHIP


Jessica Cheeks was recently chosen for a Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) internship. She will attend the YP Meet the Consultants event in Charlotte, NC on Oct. 29th & 30th, where she will help to facilitate the event and network with numerous site location consultants and economic developers. This event is offered to all SEDC Young Professionals age 35 and under, and is the first of two Meet the Consultants events hosted by SEDC throughout the year. Jessica recently became a member of SEDC and encourages other students to take advantage of this opportunity as well. 

NEW ONLINE CASINO MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM


The Department of Casino, Hospitality and Tourism Management at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is offering a fully online program to earn a certificate in casino management. The casino management certification is beneficial for gaming professionals seeking management opportunities, hospitality, tourism professionals, and educators seeking to re-skill, and students, either business or non-business majors, pursuing a casino management career. For more information, read the full article on Southern Miss Now. 

MEDC YOUNG-IN-THE-PROFESSION (YIP) WORKSHOP


"Becoming a Better You--Professionally!" 


Wednesday, November 7
9 AM - 4 PM
USM Trent Lott National Center
Hattiesburg, MS
Speaker: Todd Jorgenson, Managing Director and Principal, Jorgenson Consulting, Greensboro, NC will be speaking along with others...more info soon!
http://www.medc.ms/MEDC%20YIP%20Workshop.html

JOIN US FOR OUR SOUTHERN MISS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RECEPTION


We will be hosting our fall reception on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM.  This will be a networking/social event where we welcome all friends, family, students, alumni, and staff of Southern Miss Economic Development to attend!  It will be a great opportunity to meet the students, alumni, and friends of the Southern Miss Economic Development program.  This event will be hosted at the Ogletree Alumni House on the Hattiesburg campus of Southern Miss.  Parking, food, and beverages will be provided for all attendees. Please R.S.V.P. and register here if you plan to attend!  

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