Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

University of Southern Mississippi Department of Economic Development

The University of Southern Mississippi opened its doors as a small teachers’ college. Today, the University has grown into a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven institution with a proud history and an eye on the future.

With a diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students from 63 foreign countries, all regions of the United States and every corner of Mississippi, we celebrate diversity in every sense of the word.


Project Catalogue

Curriculum Development, Executive Masters Degree Program
Start Date: Oct 2004 — End Date: Dec 2006

The Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER) initiated a partnership with the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Economic Development to offer an Executive Master’s degree in economic development. Using a non-traditional academic calendar and periodic on-site instruction at locations across the US combined with on-line course support, C2ER and USM are paving the way for […]