Economic Development

The University of Mississippi plays a vital role in stimulating economic development through its commitment to developing and increasing:

  • Expertise
  • Research and Scholarship
  • Innovation
  • Technology Transfer
  • Entrepreneurship
  • A 21st Century Workforce
  • Partnerships with the Private Sector
  • Coordination with Local, State, and Federal Economic Development Practitioners
  • Quality of Life

Contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs for guidance about how to coordinate and facilitate economic growth opportunities.  (662) 915-7583 or


UM Resources:

Research Centers and Institutes
Technology Transfer
Insight Park
Mississippi Small Business Development Center

Workforce Development


Related Information:

Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation
Blueprint Mississippi 2011

U.S. Department of Commerce - America COMPETES



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