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01.14.13

MSED STUDENT APPOINTED AS A MERIDIAN MAIN STREET INTERN


MSED Student, Marika Baliko, will be the spring 2013 Meridian Main Street intern, which is sponsored by the Phil Hardin Foundation.  The Meridian Main Street (MMS) is an award-winning nationally recognized downtown revitalization/historic preservation not-for-profit tasked with arresting the decline and fostering the renaissance of downtown Meridian. The position rotates between students from the MSED program, Jackson State University's graduate program in Urban Planning, and Mississippi State University's graduate program in Public Administration.

MSED STUDENTS EXPLORE THE USE OF ED INCENTIVES IN TEXAS


John Hubbard, a graduate student in the Master's of Science in Economic Development program, attended the TexasOne meeting of state economic developers in December hosted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Governor's Mansion in Austin. Hubbard, who is a certified economic developer in Balch Springs, Texas, attended the winter conference just after a New York Times investigative series unveiled that Texas annually provides the most business incentives to attract companies nationwide. During the conference, Hubbard leveraged some of the key contacts, who agreed to speak with a class of Southern Miss economic development students during a live feed to offer a different perspective on the national story. Those speakers included Aaron Demerson, the executive director in the Office of the Governor responsible for economic development and tourism; Carlton Schwab, president of the Texas Economic Development Council; and Jubal Smith, executive vice president in the Business and Economic Incentives practice of Jones Lang LaSalle. Smith holds a Master's degree in Economic Development from Southern Miss. Daniel Assamah, a graduate student who was in the virtual class, said the speakers' insight explained some of the contradictions that exist between economic development practice and theory, along with the vulnerability an EDO exposes when it attempts to be transparent. "I got both sides of the case, which will help me make good analyses on the subject of incentives in the future," Assamah said. 

NEW VIDEO CONFERENCING SYSTEM FOR MSED CLASSROOM


A new Cisco video collaboration system with 55" monitors has been installed in the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship classroom which will allow the program to bring in guest speakers from around the nation, do joint classes with other universities, help with interviews, and many other video conferencing applications.  This is the same system that will be installed in the  Scianna Hall College of Business Building when it is completed. Leading universities, such as Duke University, have deployed Cisco Collaboration tools including Unified Communications, Cisco WebEx Social and TelePresence to extend interactive classroom experience to people around the world, make it easier for students and faculty to collaborate anytime, anywhere, and save on communications system support costs. Connecting in is easy and does not require expensive equipment.

UPCOMING EVENTS


National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) Freight Workforce Summit on February 5-6, 2013
in Memphis, Tennessee

Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (CLTT) Industry Summit on Friday March 1, 2013 in Long Beach, Mississippi 

Student Economic Development Association (SEDA)/ Economic Development Alumni Association Spring Baseball Tailgate March 9th, 2:00 pm game against Louisiana-Lafayette. 

 

True South Basic Economic Development Course on September 23-26, 2013 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
 
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