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MSU Extension Service Intelligent Community Institute (MSUES-ICI)

The Mississippi State University Extension Service Intelligent Community Institute (MSUES-ICI) is part of a worldwide network that assists rural communities to better plan for and prosper in the digital age.

A joint project between the Extension Center for Technology Outreach and the Extension Center for Government and Community Development, the MSUES-ICI main goal is to assist rural communities, through an educational/planning process, transition to a digital mindset and build prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable communities.

The educational planning process is customized for each community with the ultimate objective for communities to become more aware and knowledgeable on how to think and act digitally.

Some objectives include:

  • Increase awareness of the digital age and its implications
  • Complete asset mapping using ICF's criteria
  • Document and monitor impacts
  • Nominate communities to ICF's International Awards program

For more information on this educational planning process, please contact the Institute.