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USM Gulf Park shows off its benefits to the Coast

University of Southern Mississippi officials believe attracting more high-tech businesses to the Coast is just one way to ramp up enrollment at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

The Sun Herald reports USM Gulf Park Vice President Steve Miller offered statistics showing the university’s economic contributions to the Coast. In fiscal year 2015, USM Gulf Park directly generated $115.6 million, supported 1,283 jobs and generated $6.5 million in tax revenue.

Kate Howard, USM assistant vice president and dean of admissions, said the university’s goal is to increase enrollment on the Coast from 3,000 to 5,000 students.

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