Getting local businesses to develop a Web site for their companies could help those looking to come to the area.
Bobby Hoyle, director of informational technology, said UAM is working on a proposal for a Web server for the community. This proposal would establish an informational Web presence for Southeast Arkansas, according to a proposal sheet provided at a Sept. 14 meeting of the Southeast Arkansas Cornerstone Coalition, Inc. Community organizations wishing to participate will need to meet requirements. For more information, contact Hoyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roy Cabaniss, professor of marketing at UAM, talked about employment opportunities for the area. He said nearly 1,000 jobs can be found in the area, including positions in production, health care-radiology and driving semi trucks. Cabaniss said these areas currently are not being served by the university.
Cabaniss also said the business needs to make money with the person they hire, and the student needs to understand they will make more money with a degree. A percent of UAM graduates will go to Kansas, Georgia and Texas for work, he said, noting higher salaries make people leave for other places.
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