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July 11, 2016
Charles 'Chuck' Ueltschey Family Economic Development Partner Scholarship
The family of Charles 'Chuck' Ueltschey has donated a scholarship to a deserving working professional whose work supports economic development. The scholarship will allow the recipient to attend the True South Basic Economic Development Course. The education received during the course will better enable the individual to help the region's professional economic developers to create more high-quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities, and generally improve the quality of life of Mississippi. For more information and to apply click here or download the form here
New Department Chair Named
The University of Southern Mississippi, College of Business, has named Dr. Stacey A. Hall its new Chair of Economic Development, Tourism, and Sport Management.
Dr. Hall's expertise is in the area of sport safety and security management. She has been published in leading international sport management, homeland security, and emergency management journals and has co-authored two textbooks - Global Sport Facility Operations Management and Security Management for Sports and Special Events. Additionally, she has been invited to publish in national magazines such as Athletic Management, Athletic Administration, and Security Magazine. Dr. Hall has been referred to as one of the nation's leading experts in sport security with interviews in USA Today, ESPN the Magazine, CBS New York, and also appeared on a live national broadcast of ESPN Outside the Lines.

Glover Presents Economic Impact Report to Madison County
Shelby Glover, MSED graduate student, recently completed her capstone project with an update report of the Madison County Economic Indicators and an Economic Impact Report for the Madison County Economic Development Authority and the Madison County Business League & Foundation. Madison County has experienced 7.8% population growth in the last five years with a current population of 104,673, a growth rate among the highest counties in Mississippi.  The county's job growth rate of 3.9% added 2,000 jobs over the last year with median household income of $63,156 (U.S. Census).  While enrolled in the MSED program, Glover interned with VisionFirst Advisors, and she accepted a project manager position with the Mobile Area Chamber.
Aultman Presents Target Industry Analysis to Covington County
Soon to be graduating MSED student, Tiffany Aultman, presented an industrial target analysis to the Covington County Board of Supervisors Office.  The capstone report prepared by Aultman and Michael Brinza revealed that Covington County has cluster strength in several different industries, some of which are growing nationally, but declining regionally, such as poultry processing.

Other industries that have significant cluster presence in the region are pipeline transportation, petroleum refineries, motor vehicle body manufacturing, and sawmills. These clusters were analyzed to determine local/regional growth trends, and identify their supply chain in an effort to understand possibilities to help further development of these industries. The project made use of data analytics from a variety of sources. Tiffany will be graduating in August and has already been hired as Manager of Business Development at the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission.

Pictured: Aultman and Covington County Supervisors received input from community members following the presentation.
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