February 21, 2018  

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Southern Miss Hosts Creative Economy Event

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A large group gathered for the Creative Economy discussion at the Trent Lott Center on March 29. (Submitted photo)

The Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted a Creative Economy event on March 29.

Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, spoke to an audience of more than 75 Southern Miss administrators, faculty, staff and students about the Creative Economy study and the role universities can play.

In 2011, the Mississippi Economic Council highlighted the Creative Economy in its Blueprint Mississippi report.