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Economic Outlook Conference January 23, 2014 Learn More
Waterborne Symposium February 24-28, 2014 
Logistics, Trade, and Transportation Symposium February 26-27, 2014 Learn More
True South IEDC Basic Economic Development Course September 15-18, 2014. Learn More
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January 6, 2014
2014 Economic Outlook Forum 

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required! Register Now

The College of Business and The Trent Lott National Center at The University of Southern Mississippi announce the upcoming 2014 Economic Outlook forum sponsored by The First, ANBA. It will be held at the Thad Cochran Center on January 23 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m

This forum will bring together experts from banking, finance, and academia to explore a number of issues and research related to the economic outlook for 2014. Speakers include Robert Strand, Senior Economist, American Bankers Association; Darren Webb, Senior Economist, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning; Jack Norris, President, Gulf Coast Business Council; Chad Newell, President, Area Development Partnership; and Lee Lawson, President & CEO, Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance. 
USM Economic Development Students Prepare for MEDC Winter Conference

The Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) 2014 Winter Conference will be held in Jackson, Mississippi February 5-7 at the Hilton Jackson Hotel. This year the conference will feature 10 site selector consultants from the Site Selectors Guild that will lead sessions and discussions throughout the conference. The Site Selectors Guild is the only association of the world's foremost professional site selection consultants. The Master of Science in Economic Development students are preparing to showcase USM as exhibitors at this year's winter conference. Drop by the USM exhibit and meet some qualified possible interns and future employees. 
From Dr. Smith's Workbench


Happy New Year and Thank You for reading our Newsletter.  Your support is extremely important to us and we appreciate all the ways you give of your time, talent, and gifts to help us prepare students for their future in Economic Development.  With your help we are laying a strong foundation for our students and practicing alumni to continue to lead the pack in Economic Development all around the world.


As you are probably aware we want to attract more practitioners to our hybrid formatted classes[1]. I am asking you to share this newsletter with anyone you feel may be interested in learning more about Economic Development and specifically our course offerings. Here is a website where people can review what happens in our classes


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[1] The hybrid format means students come to Hattiesburg for one day and a half, then the rest of the 8 week term is over the computer.
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