The three largest universities in Mississippi’s system of higher education conduct programs that can connect businesses and industries with the institutions research capabilities, knowledge base, and faculty expertise.
As a land-grant university with a commitment to extension and outreach, MSU offers a multitude of valuable services to businesses and industries. The following are of the greatest potential interest to manufacturers and other industries in Alcorn County:
- Engineering Engagement and Outreach Service
- Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
- MSU Entrepreneurship Center
- Franklin Furniture Institute
- Industrial Assessment Center
- Institute for Clean Energy Technology
- Research and Curriculum Unit for Workforce Development
The university’sÂ Resource Referral Center/Technology Resource Institute will help locate the appropriate sources of assistance, research, consulting, analysis, service, or information wherever it may exist within the university.
UM, often referred to as Ole Miss, conducts research and teaching in many areas of science and technology as well as business management. Of potential interest to manufacturers is theÂ Center for Manufacturing Excellence, which brings together the Schools of Engineering, Business Administration, and Accountancy with the College of Liberal arts to provide education and outreach in areas critical to successful manufacturing.
USM conducts research in many areas of potential value to business and industry. Among many of the university’s centers and institutes, several are of particular relevance to industries in Alcorn County: