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January 25, 2019
USM Recognized as Top Research University

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has been recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a R1 Research University. "R1- Very High Research Activity" is the highest classification granted by the CCIHE. This distinction places USM in good company, as the list of 130 R1 Universities includes Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi.  Classification as a R1 University is a major achievement for USM and is validation of the hard work that the staff, faculty and students have done to earn this prestigious honor. Read more about this story here.
USM to Host Economic Overview Forum

On February 14, The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business and Economic Development and the Trent Lott National Center will host the 2019 Economic Outlook Forum. The forum is sponsored by The First- A National Banking Association.

This annual events brings experts from diverse economic  backgrounds together to look at past issues and plan for the economic future of Mississippi.

To register for the forum, click here. The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided.

Speakers for the 2019 Economic Outlook Forum
  • Darrin Webb, state economist for Mississippi
  • Adrienne C Slack, vice president and regional executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - New Orleans

SEDA Visits Madison County
By Eric Wiggins, Graduate Research Assistant
The Student Economic Development Association (SEDA) recently traveled to Madison County, MS.

SEDA members then participated in plant tours of Nissan North America's Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, DeBeukelaer Corporation's Pirouline bakery in Madison, and Global Training Institute/telehealth One in Canton.

Look for a full story about this trip on the Southern Miss Economic Development Facebook page later this week! 
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