Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Curriculum Development, Executive Masters Degree Program

University of Southern Mississippi Department of Economic Development
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 a new model for advanced learning in the fields of economic and workforce development.

Train Your Leaders

About the Client

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.