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CPT David E. Leiva, Special Plans and Projects, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center (CSJFTC)
Bryan Parker, Economic Development Representative at PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
Alex Pickle, Community Development Manager, Area Development Partnership (ADP)


On Wednesday, December 11th, the Trent Lott National Center hosted a workshop for elected officials which stressed the importance of regional partnerships in economic development. The workshop had over 60 attendees consisting of elected officials, economic developers, and community leaders who engaged in a series of presentations and discussions focused on economic development best practices.  

"Today's workshop brought leaders together to learn from one another and discuss strategies for job creation and job growth in our state," stated Dr. Shannon Campbell, Trent Lott National Center Director.  "We are pleased with the number of people who attended the workshop, and the feedback has been very positive."  Topics covered during the session included how to market your community; physical infrastructure planning; main street revitalization and heritage preservation; business and entrepreneurship; legal entities in economic development; and strategic partnerships. 

USM is partnering with MSU's Stennis Institute to offer the workshop in Starkville on Wednesday, December 18th. MORE INFORMATION


The MSED program will be launching a new course, ED 722 Economic Development Theory & Research Methods, in the spring 2014 semester. This three hour graduate level course will provide students with basic knowledge about economic development theories and research methods. The students will get hands on experience using REMI, EMSI, and TREDIS models. The course provides a  basic understanding of the primary research methods and data sources used in economic development, including economic base analysis, target industry and industry cluster research, labor market analysis, retail trade area analysis, business and industry site location analysis, and competitor analysis of other geographic areas. The students will demonstrate the ability to apply these research methods to real-world economic development projects or situations.  


There are still slots open for this course that starts with an in-person class on the weekend of January 18th and on-line on Thursday nights through March 13th. Contact Dr. Chad Miller if interested in this new course, 601.266.6666.


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University of Missouri is looking to hire several regional community development extension specialists VIEW POSTINGS or VIEW HERE
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Economic Outlook Conference will be held January 23, 2014 at the Thad Cochran Center in Hattiesburg. LEARN MORE
The Waterborne Symposium will be held February 24 - 28, 2014 at the Sheraton in New Orleans, LA. LEARN MORE
Logistics, Trade, and Transportation Symposium 2014 Theme: Southeastern Opportunities and Challenges on February 26-27, 2014 in Gulfport, MS... LEARN MORE


True South IEDC Basic Economic Development Course September 15 - 18, 2014.
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