Economic Development

University of Mississippi

Our Purpose

Economic development at the University of Mississippi is fostered through the synergy of talent and place to yield innovations. Our unique assets, the UM Advantage, contribute to the origination and support of projects that improve the economic status of citizens in Mississippi and enhance the quality of life for individuals throughout the world.


News & Events

Weather Microphones Could Prevent More Deaths from Severe Storms

WALKER COUNTY, Ga. – Researchers at the University of Mississippi’s National Center for Physical Acoustics have developed low-cost, high-fidelity technology that could help better detect tornadoes by using special microphones.  Continue reading. (WRBC Chattanooga)


Nemus Bioscience Announces Licensing Agreement with the University of Mississippi

COSTA MESA, Cal. – NEMUS Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: NMUS) announced that the company had signed a licensing agreement with the University of Mississippi (UM) for a platform of cannabinoid-based molecules (UM5070) for potential anti-infective use against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Continue reading. (Corporate Partner News)


Students Prepare for Careers through New York and D.C. Internships

OXFORD, Miss. – Learning more about personal strengths and weaknesses is a big part of the college experience. The University of Mississippi‘s Washington, D.C., and New York Internship Experience programs in the Division of Outreach is helping more students have those learning experiences. Continue reading. (Ole Miss News)


UM Physical Acoustics Research Center Turns 30

OXFORD, Miss. – As the Jamie L. Whitten National Center for Physical Acoustics enters its 30th year of operation at the University of Mississippi, the acclaimed research facility is celebrating with an open house, including demonstrations of interesting acoustical principles and phenomena. Continue reading. (Ole Miss News)


UM Student’s Tutoring Agency is Big Winner at Delta Pitch Competition

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi accountancy student with a growing tutoring agency was the big winner Thursday (Sept. 29) during the Delta Regional Authority Delta Pitch competition at the UM Innovation Center at Insight Park. Continue reading. (Ole Miss News)