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SELENA SWARTZFAGER — Learning economics in a worldly classroom

By Selena Swatrzfager Welcos, Devcos, Lescos … oh my! I recently had the opportunity to meet trade ambassadors from South America, Africa and Asia.  They came from countries such as Brazil, Ghana and Laos. These ambassadors had the responsibility of importing and exporting goods and services for their countries. While negotiating with ambassadors from other countries, they were also investing ...

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Conference looks to boost outdoor recreation, tourism development

If you’re thinking of developing an outdoor recreation/tourism-related business, it might be in your best interest to make a road trip to Alabama. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and MSU’s Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development are promoting the annual Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Conference Oct. 28-30. The event will be in Guntersville, Ala., and the theme is outdoor ...

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Coast lags behind in latest consumer confidence ratings

Survey done by Mississippi State’s Economy Watch student publication Like every other small business on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, Comvest Properties in Biloxi has seen its bottom line affected by the summer’s oil spill. Comvest develops retail outlets in South Mississippi and Louisiana. Just as it was for the tourism industry, retail development slowed considerably in those areas as the fear ...

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