Home » NEWS » Economic Development » Southern Miss’s ‘Garden’ science park element ready to market parcels

Southern Miss’s ‘Garden’ science park element ready to market parcels

» Legislature gave USM greenlight to sell, lease properties inside


accelerator-usmHattiesburg Business Today

The University of Southern Mississippi is set to begin marketing the approximately 520-acre technology park component of The Garden.

Once home to the university’s golf course, the innovation and commercialization park on Shelby Thames Drive already has curb cuts, water and sewer and fiber lines. But until this year USM lacked clear authority to sell and lease parcels. Mississippi legislators took care of that with a bill allowing USM to market the parcels, said Chad Driskell, USM’s vice president of external affairs.

“Now we have a clear path where the companies can come to the university and purchase a piece of land or enter into a long-term lease,” Driskell said.



… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Ted Carter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *