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February 11, 2019

University of Southern Mississippi alum Aimee Murry will serve as guest speaker for the first International Business Speaker Series of the spring semester from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

University of Southern Mississippi alum Aimee Murry will serve as guest speaker for the first International Business Speaker Series of the spring semester from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Scianna Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.

January 30, 2019

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in February.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in February.

The SBDC programs are designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with education and training opportunities for development of business plans and concepts. In addition, trained professionals at the center help clients secure small business loans for their ventures.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

January 11, 2019

Economic trends and forecasts will be the focal point for the Economic Outlook 2019 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Thad Cochran Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

Economic trends and forecasts will be the focal point for the Economic Outlook 2019 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Thad Cochran Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus.

The USM College of Business and Economic Development, along with the Trent Lott National Center, is coordinating the annual forum that brings together experts from banking, finance, and academia to explore a number of issues and research related to the economic outlook for 2019.

January 10, 2019

In an effort to increase interest and diversity in technology fields and computer science, The University of Southern Mississippi and Craig Newmark Philanthropies have organized their first- ever Women in Technology speaking tour, which will reach more than 750 high school girls across Mississippi between Jan. 25 and Feb. 22.

In an effort to increase interest and diversity in technology fields and computer science, The University of Southern Mississippi and Craig Newmark Philanthropies have organized their first- ever Women in Technology speaking tour, which will reach more than 750 high school girls across Mississippi between Jan. 25 and Feb. 22.

January 7, 2019

Four years ago, The University of Southern Mississippi launched a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) focused on providing comprehensive assistance to start-up companies in the Pine Belt area. The center’s growth and success have been eye-popping.

Four years ago, The University of Southern Mississippi launched a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) focused on providing comprehensive assistance to start-up companies in the Pine Belt area. The center’s growth and success have been eye-popping.

December 17, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in January, 2019.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in January, 2019.

The SBDC programs are designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with education and training opportunities for development of business plans and concepts. In addition, trained professionals at the center help clients secure small business loans for their ventures.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

December 10, 2018

The Gulf Coast Business Council called upon the research expertise of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship recently to produce a Quality of Place report for the region.

The Gulf Coast Business Council called upon the research expertise of The University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship recently to produce a Quality of Place report for the region.

The report compared the Gulf Coast Metropolitan Statistical Area to 10 benchmark communities throughout the Southeast region of the U.S. to measure the quality of life. Research was compiled between August-November and the results were presented at the 2nd Annual State of the Coast Economy Symposium held last month.

November 1, 2018

Three different online degree programs offered by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development have received Top-20 rankings nationally by online publications in their 2018-19 surveys.

Three different online degree programs offered by The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development have received Top-20 rankings nationally by online publications in their 2018-19 surveys.

The University earned a No. 16 ranking for its bachelor’s degree in business program in the 2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Business list. The same online publication rated USM at No. 18 for Most Affordable Online Colleges for Sports Management.

October 29, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development utilized collaboration with three departments -- Economic Development, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Sports Management -- to assist the city of Grenada on a recent sports complex feasibility study.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business and Economic Development utilized collaboration with three departments -- Economic Development, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Sports Management -- to assist the city of Grenada on a recent sports complex feasibility study.

September 28, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has been ranked in the Top 50 Universities for Professional Sales Education in the United States in the 2017 Sales Education Foundation Annual Report. 

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has been ranked in the Top 50 Universities for Professional Sales Education in the United States in the 2017 Sales Education Foundation Annual Report. 

Southern Miss has been widely recognized for its 100 percent placement regarding the undergraduate Healthcare Marketing Program. Students have accepted sales positions at Eli Lilly, medical equipment companies, and in the veterinarian pharmaceutical industry, along with others. 

September 10, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in September.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in September.

The SBDC programs are designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with education and training opportunities for development of business plans and concepts. In addition, trained professionals at the center help clients secure small business loans for their ventures.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

September 4, 2018

Companies and students turned out in record numbers this year for the annual “Meet the Firms” event hosted by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

 

Companies and students turned out in record numbers this year for the annual “Meet the Firms” event hosted by the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi.

A total of 81 representatives from 30 companies participated in the event, held Aug. 30 at the Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship on USM’s Hattiesburg campus. A total of 147 students attended the event.

August 3, 2018

Employers looking for advice on starting an internship program or hoping to improve upon an existing one will have an opportunity to gain insight into both by attending a Total Internship Management Workshop set for Aug. 22 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

Employers looking for advice on starting an internship program or hoping to improve upon an existing one will have an opportunity to gain insight into both by attending a Total Internship Management Workshop set for Aug. 22 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

July 24, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in August.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in August.

The SBDC programs are designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with education and training opportunities for development of business plans and concepts. In addition, trained professionals at the center help clients secure small business loans for their ventures.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

July 17, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the College of Business and Economic Development has been ranked as one of the top 50 online programs in the United States, according to bestcollegereviews.org.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the College of Business and Economic Development has been ranked as one of the top 50 online programs in the United States, according to bestcollegereviews.org.

The USM program ranked No. 41 on the list. Bestcollegereviews.org referenced the program’s robust offerings and the availability of a sport security management emphasis in the USM ranking.

July 13, 2018

The College of Business has joined with the Small Business Administration and the Area Development Partnership to host a Small Business Roundtable from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday, August 6 at Scianna Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

The College of Business has joined with the Small Business Administration and the Area Development Partnership to host a Small Business Roundtable from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday, August 6 at Scianna Hall on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus.

June 28, 2018

A study of the economic impact of restoration of rail service along the Gulf Coast was presented by University of Southern Mississippi (USM) professor Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang June 18 during a press conference hosted by the Southern Rail Commission (SRC) at the Gulfport (Miss.) Train Depot.

The SRC partnered with USM’s Trent Lott National Center for the study, examining the potential for economic growth that European-style rail service would have in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. Dr. Zhang is a research professor working with the Trent Lott Center and USM’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation.

A study of the economic impact of restoration of rail service along the Gulf Coast was presented by University of Southern Mississippi (USM) professor Dr. Yuanyuan Zhang June 18 during a press conference hosted by the Southern Rail Commission (SRC) at the Gulfport (Miss.) Train Depot.

May 3, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in May, 2018.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in May, 2018.

The SBDC programs are designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with education and training opportunities for development of business plans and concepts. In addition, trained professionals at the center help clients secure small business loans for their ventures.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

April 5, 2018

An entrepreneurial spirit has served as a cornerstone of economic development in the State of Mississippi for more than 100 years. At The University of Southern Mississippi, entrepreneurship is recognized and heralded as a catalyst for the state’s continued success.

An entrepreneurial spirit has served as a cornerstone of economic development in the State of Mississippi for more than 100 years. At The University of Southern Mississippi, entrepreneurship is recognized and heralded as a catalyst for the state’s continued success.

February 2, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in February, 2018.

 

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Hattiesburg will join forces with the Gulf Coast center to conduct a series of Business 101 workshops in February, 2018.

The SBDC programs are designed to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with education and training opportunities for development of business plans and concepts. In addition, trained professionals at the center help clients secure small business loans for their ventures.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

January 29, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi has joined a Department of Energy funded university consortium led by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that will address knowledge gaps connected to the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS).

The University of Southern Mississippi has joined a Department of Energy funded university consortium led by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that will address knowledge gaps connected to the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS).

The goal of the three-year project is to enable more cost-efficient and environmentally sound recovery from this unconventional liquid-rich shale play. The Las Alamos National Lab, University of Oklahoma, and Missouri S&T are also participants in the consortium.

January 12, 2018

EDITOR'S NOTE: Read more about The University of Southern Mississippi’s economic impact here: http://news.usm.edu/article/independent-study-reveals-university-southern-mississippi-s-6033-million-annual-economic-imp

 

In economic development terms, landing either big or small fish is no easy task. It takes a team approach, involving local and state economic developers, local and state elected officials and many others. Mississippi Public Universities play an important role on this team.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Read more about The University of Southern Mississippi’s economic impact here: http://news.usm.edu/article/independent-study-reveals-university-southern-mississippi-s-6033-million-annual-economic-imp

January 8, 2018

Economic trends and forecasts will be the focal points during the Economic Outlook 2018 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi at two different venues this year – the Hattiesburg campus on Jan. 25, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) on Feb. 1.

Economic trends and forecasts will be the focal points during the Economic Outlook 2018 Forum hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi at two different venues this year – the Hattiesburg campus on Jan. 25, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) on Feb. 1.

November 16, 2017

Small businesses are an important economic driver in Mississippi. The Mississippi Small Business Profile, 2017, published by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, reports that Mississippi small businesses employed 432,231 people, or 47.7 percent of the private workforce, in 2014 and that small businesses created 5,423 net jobs in 2014.

Small businesses are an important economic driver in Mississippi. The Mississippi Small Business Profile, 2017, published by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, reports that Mississippi small businesses employed 432,231 people, or 47.7 percent of the private workforce, in 2014 and that small businesses created 5,423 net jobs in 2014.

The report also noted that 1,371 establishments started up in the second quarter of 2015, generating 6,454 new jobs in Mississippi.