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WAEM MAYORS’ REGIONAL SUMMIT

WAEM MAYORS’ REGIONAL SUMMIT

MERIDIAN, Miss. – Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and Alabama Robert Bentley joined other leaders November 9, 2011, for a bi-state summit on strategies that would help West Alabama and East Mississippi address challenges. Hosted by 20 mayors from the region, over 300 leaders from state and local government, economic development organizations, business, and education...
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MISSISSIPPI ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING PROGRAM

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The Mississippi Entrepreneur Training Program provides a comprehensive approach to self-employment for dislocated workers. It works through a partnership among WIN Job Centers, Small Business Development Centers, Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, and TMI.   Through June 30, 2011 a total of 235 individuals had completed training....
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West Alabama – East Mississippi WIRED Initiative

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Building Enterprise-Ready Places, People, Programs, and Regional Identity Today, citizens in the 37-county West Alabama – East Mississippi (WAEM) WIRED zone are just beginning to identify this area as a “region.”  Parts of it lie in West Alabama, East Mississippi, the Black Belt, and the Pine Belt..  Perhaps the only across-the-region attribute is an...
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7 Habits of Highly Effective People Training

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Initiative: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Training Period: January 2002 through December 2003 Funding: Two grants from The Riley Foundation: 1) $135,000 for January 2002 through March 31, 2003 2) $67,755for April 1, 2003 through December 15, 2003 Purpose: The purpose of this project was to initiate leadership training in Stephen Covey’s The...
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The Regional Academy for Educational Leadership

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Initiative: REGIONAL ACADEMY FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN EAST MISSISSIPPI Period: September 2001 through July 2004 Funding: Phil Hardin Foundation provided $155,040 and the Wallace Foundation (formerly Readers’ Digest) provide $35,000. Purpose: The Regional Academy for Educational Leadership will help build a critical mass of educators and community members with the understanding and commitment necessary...
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A Strategic Plan for Clarke County

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A Vision for Clarke County’s Future resulted from a strong desire by the people of Clarke County to take charge of their own destiny. Major plant closures had severely impacted the local economy with unemployment rising to 19.9%. A story in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger by Clarke County native Scott Waller described the economic situation...
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The Educational Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP)

Overview: TMI operated The Educational Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) in partnership with Mississippi State University from 2003 through 2007. EPFP is a national educational leadership development program sponsored by the Institute for Education Leadership. Initiative: The Educational Policy Fellowship Program: Building Communities & Supporting Leadership Development Period: 2002 to 2008 Funding: Initial funding was...
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Commission on the Future of East Mississippi and West Alabama

Overview: In November 2001, TMI in partnership with the Southern Rural Development Center gathered over 100 citizen leaders from the region together to review the latest State of the South report. A number of challenges were made clear by the report. To better assess and respond to these challenges, the group recommended the formation...
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Governor’s Summit Video

To view videos from the 2007 Governor’s Summit please click here.
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