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February 20, 2019
Meet SEDA Member Mikhail Esipov

Mikhail Esipov , from Tashkent, Uzbekistan,  is a graduate research assistant for the USM Trent Lott National Center. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from USM while playing tennis for the Golden Eagles. Mikhail is pursing a Master of Science degree in Sports Management with emphasis in Economic Development and in Sports Security. Mikhail is interested in sports venue development and security. During his time in the United States, he has enjoyed interacting with business professionals to understand their perspective on current trends. And during his time at the Trent Lott National Center, Mikhail has worked on many projects, including an economic impact study for the International Ballet Competition, hosted in Jackson, MS. Recently, Mikhail met the Uzbek delegation visiting Mississippi.
New Book for Economic Development Stakeholders

Noted Economic Developer, Eric P. Canada from Blane Canada Ltd. , has published a new book,  Economic Development for the Team . The book provides an overview of the core aspects of economic development and the complex environment economic developers and community leaders must navigate to make a difference. It fills a gap between the engaged and the professional. Economic Development professionals find value in the book's content, but it is aimed at those who surround the profession, including board members, elected officials, partners, and staff members . The book can be purchased here.
MSED Students Present to Undergraduate Honors Class
This spring's  Honors 303 Seminar  "Creative, Thinking to Improve the Mississippi Economy," challenges students to apply their interdisciplinary education to come up with solutions to make Mississippi a better place to live.

Recently, Dr. Shannon Campbell and MSED students Eric Wiggins and Jhai Keeton gave presentations to Dr. Chad Miller's undergraduate Honors 303 Seminar class. 

On Monday, Dr. Campbell presented on workforce development and the struggles Mississippi faces in improving its workforce training programs.  Eric led the research segment of the class, assisting students as they searched for data to quantify the workforce training programs in the state of Mississippi. This research will be utilized to create a document outlining funding sources and effectiveness of Mississippi's workforce training programs.

On Wednesday,  Jhai presented a summary of his findings on behalf on the Mississippi Defense Diversification Initiative (MDDI).  MDDI is a joint venture between the United States Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment, The University of Southern Mississippi, and public and private sector partners that believe in the promise of a diverse Mississippi defense economy.
With a brief presentation, the discussion led to students brainstorming various concepts and strategies that could contribute to Mississippi having a more diversified economy.
Come join the Student Economic Development Association (SEDA) at the 2019 Baseball Tailgate on March 22 at 4pm in the right field Roost. Your Golden Eagles will face off against the Old Dominion Monarchs. SEDA has purchased a block of tickets to the game. Please RSVP to Heather.N.Brown@usm.edu and secure your tickets TODAY!
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