University of Southern Mississippi Servicing Madison County

University of Southern Mississippi was selected by the United States Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment for a grant to support national
security technology acceleration and economic diversification efforts for defense contractor communities in Mississippi. This Mississippi Defense Diversification
Initiative (MDDI) will build a defense related community ecosystem in Mississippi to facilitate business-to-business relationships. We want to keep
jobs in Mississippi.


Wednesday July 19th The University of Southern Mississippi met with 7 companies in Madison County to build relationships and discuss better business to
business models. Pictured at Multicraft Venture International from left to right: Tommy Nichols, Brad Williams, Andy Kilgore, Jan Collins Derek Halbasch,
and Paul Jones.