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06.03.13

JACKSON COUNTY ED PROJECTS REGIONAL IMPACT STUDY

On May 30th at the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation (JCEDF) Spring Investors meeting the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship presented its findings on the regional economic development impact that resulted from the collaborative JCEDF, Port, County, and Airport assistance given to a number of companies in the last five years. This study conducted by Graduate Assistant, Alex Pickle, Drs. Chad Miller, Shannon Campbell, and Mark Miller involved two separate phases...LEARN MORE

THESIS EXAMINES THE CONNECTION OF MANUFACTURING JOBS AND EXPORTS IN MISSISSIPPI


Daniel Assamah recently defended his thesis, Manufacturing Exports and Job Creation: A Case Study of Mississippi which used 3-digit North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) data to statistically examine the relationship of jobs and exports. His research explored the question, is there a direct relationship between Mississippi manufacturing exports and manufacturing jobs? His research also examined what industries were associated with job creation. Among other findings, Daniel discovered an overall negative relationship between Mississippi total manufacturing exports and total manufacturing jobs between the space of 2001 and 2012. He speculated this was due to increased efficiency and use of technology by exporting firms. However, some industries (e.g., petroleum) proved to be associated with job creation through exporting.

ART IN THE PASS FESTIVAL, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI


The TLNC staff and an economic development master's degree student conducted an economic impact study for the Art in the Pass Festival in Pass Christian, Mississippi at War Memorial Park. The Art in the Pass Festival promotes community development by engaging volunteers and encouraging participation from visitors of all walks of life. Festival attendees have opportunities to participate in cooking demonstrations, network with artists, and purchase original artwork. For the past several years, festival coordinators have co-located Art in the Pass Festival with a children's education outreach event on the Saturday of the festival. The children's event is called Celebrate the Gulf and is sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. The results of the economic impact study indicated that over 6,800 people participated in the two concurrent events. Findings from the study will provide festival organizers with information needed for future festival events.

JOB OPENINGS   


Executive Director, Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission and Economic Development Authority, MS...VIEW POSITION
 
Project Manager, Economic Development Association of Alabama, City of Opelika, AL...VIEW POSITION
 
Senior Business Development Manager, The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Oklahoma City, OK...VIEW POSITION   
 
Transportation Specialists, TranSmart Technologies, Inc., Madison, WI...VIEW POSITION

UPCOMING EVENTS  



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