February 22, 2018  

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Economic development is a team sport. It takes lots of partners pulling together and bringing all resources to bear to land the projects that will bring dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of jobs to our state. Mississippi Public Universities are key partners in these efforts.

The Mississippi Development Authority, the economic and community development agency for the state, has identified eight target industries that are an excellent fit for Mississippi’s assets, human and natural resources, and business climate. These are the industries on which to focus our efforts to recruit, retain and grow.

In 2015, Mississippi Public Universities’ contribution to Mississippi employment was 59,258, or approximately 3.74 percent, jobs in Mississippi. The university system contributed $3.78 billion, or approximately 3.5 percent, to total personal income in Mississippi.

Watching your daughter use her talent to provide inclusive service to others is very  rewarding.

A one-woman portrayal of Fannye A. Cook performed by wildlife biologist, Dr. Cathy Shropshire, is a must-see for anyone who loves Mississippi’s history and natural heritage and will be held March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Scianna Hall at The University of Southern Mississippi. Jayne Buttross introduces Cook here with the story of her important and lasting legacy .

When it comes to special occasions, opening day of another baseball season ranks right near the top in the Coll household. At least, for one member.

Our military veterans are extraordinary men and women who sacrificed some of the best years of their lives for your freedom.

At USM, we must continue to expand enrollment strategies by developing targeted recruitment tactics to attract top-performing students from across our state and from out-of-state markets.

Suicide prevention efforts must go beyond designating a month calling attention to this national tragedy.