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Southern Miss to officially open the Accelerator

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi will hold the official grand opening ceremony for The National Materials Science Innovation and Commercialization Accelerator (Accelerator) in Hattiesburg today.

The Accelerator is a 60,000-square-foot business incubator that provides state-of-the-art space, technology and professional advice for start-up companies. The first facility to open in the university’s innovation and commercialization park, the Accelerator already has a number of occupants.

Sen. Thad Cochran is expected to be on hand to deliver some remarks about the grand opening.

The event will begin today at 2 p.m. at The Garden, which is located just off Classic Drive in Hattiesburg.

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