Resources at the Ready.

The Mississippi Business Engagement Network brings together partners from within the university system, the business community and the economic development sector. These partnerships strengthen the work of each individual entity and provide the resources needed to create and sustain jobs in Mississippi.

Working together, we can increase economic development, support a more prosperous Mississippi and create a better quality of life for all who call our state their home.

There are more than 200 Institutes and Centers housed at the eight public universities in Mississippi. In conjunction with business and industry, University Institutes and Centers conduct cutting-edge research and spur innovation that encourages and supports economic growth and opportunities to benefit all Mississippians. Click here to learn more.

University Research Parks:
Insight Park – University of Mississippi
Mississippi e-Center – Jackson State University
Thad Cochran Research, Technology & Economic Development Park – Mississippi State University
The Accelerator – University of Southern Mississippi

Statewide Resources:
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Manufacturers Association
Mississippi Economic Development Council
Mississippi Enterprise for Technology
Innovate Mississippi
Mississippi Energy Institute

Paul W. Sumrall
Associate Commissioner of Business & Economic Development
Mississippi Public Universities
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Office: 601-432-7057
psumrall@mississippi.edu

Kathy Gelston
Associate VP for Corporate Engagement and Economic Development
Mississippi State University
Office of Research
3001 Lee Hall
P.O. Box 6343
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Office: 662-325-3570
Kgelston@research.msstate.edu

William Nicholas
Interim Director of Economic Development
Insight Park – University of Mississippi
850 Insight Park Avenue
University, MS 38677
Office: 662-915-7583
williamn@olemiss.edu

Shannon Campbell, PhD
Director, Trent Lott National Center for
Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
University of Southern Mississippi
Office #220
118 College Drive #5191
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Office: 601-266-6239
Shannon.Campbell@usm.edu

Almesha L. Campbell, PhD

Director, Technology Transfer, Commercialization and Research Communications

Jackson State University

1400 John R. Lynch Street

P.O. Box 17057

Jackson, MS 39217

Office: 601-979-1815

almesha.l.campbell@jsums.edu