Sponsored by The Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
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MSED Alumni and Friends Tailgate September 5th

The Student Economic Development Association (SEDA) is planing a tailgate for the USM vs. Mississippi State game on September 5th. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for a great time of fun and networking. The game starts at 9pm. Stay tuned for more details. 
Job Openings 

Assistant Director of Economic Development, City of Seguin, TX View Position


Greater Louisville, Seeking Senior Vice President Economic and Workforce Development View Position


Montgomery County, Virginia seeking Economic Development Project Manager View Position
Upcoming Events
August 17, 2015
VisionFirst Advisors Fund a Graduate Assistant Scholarship at Southern Miss
VisionFirst Advisors has funded a full scholarship for Shelby Glover, a graduate assistant enrolled in The University of Southern Mississippi Economic Development Master's Degree Program.  Shelby will be working with Gray Swoope, President and CEO of VisionFirst Advisors, and supporting his efforts working with Pearl River County, Mississippi. 
Students in the masters in EcD program select communities to focus their individual projects and assignments on as they learn about economic development - real projects for real clients.  Shelby will be using Pearl River County for her projects.  Ms. Glover is based in the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship on Southern Miss' Hattiesburg campus. 
Congratulations to Our Summer 2015 MSED Graduates

Congratulations to our summer 2015 MSED graduates and welcome to your career in economic development.


Zeke BaucumSoso, MS
Alex DoleacHattiesburg, MS
Kaitlin HortonHernando, MS
Daniel JayroeMobile, AL
Tanner JonesPurvis, MS
Thomas KernPearl, MS
Serena WilliamsHattiesburg, MS
Serge ZeleckCameroon
College of Business Has Moved to Scianna Hall
Fall 2015 classes start Wednesday, August 19th and business students will be going to the new Scianna Hall. Southern Miss officials broke ground on Scianna Hall, a 93,000-square-foot facility located next to the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship in 2012. It is named in honor of Southern Miss alumnus Charles "Chuck" Scianna, who committed $6 million toward the project. 

The Southern Miss College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including an online Master of Business Administration, and houses the following:
  • School of Accountancy
  • Department Economic Development and Tourism, and Sport Management
  • Department of Finance, Real Estate and Business Law
  • Department of Management and International Business
  • Department of Marketing and Merchandising
The dedication and ribbon cutting for the new home of The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Business is Friday, September 4, 2015. 
Southern Miss Economic Development | [email protected] | 118 College Drive #5191
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-0001