Project Summary

Title: Gulf Coast Regional Needs Assessment SurveyPhillips

Partner: Phillips~Development, Planning, Consulting

Duration of Project: February 2008-April 2010

Project Description:  It’s been almost four years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Mississippi-Louisiana border.  Priorities have now shifted from post disaster relief, support and security, to rebuilding efforts and planning for the future. It is of paramount importance that communities have actionable data from which to make decisions on prioritization and funding of infrastructure including such items as: transportation, storm mitigation, economic development, environmental impact and sustainable growth.

A comprehensive regional needs assessment survey was the logical first step in acquiring the necessary data for our communities to have in order to best serve their residents’ needs.  Partnering between governmental jurisdictions proved to be a successful strategy for maximizing resource benefits.  Phillips Development, Planning, and Consulting firm’s detailed survey of area governmental decision makers, such as Mayors, Department Heads, City Managers and Planners, assessed our community needs.

Objectives: To assess community needs across the CURIS region.

Reports and Publications:
1. Presentation: 2008. Four State ~ Gulf Coast Regional Needs Assessment Survey Project. Report presented at the 2008 MSU-CURIS Partners Annual Meeting, MSU-Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, MS on May 7. PDF, 2.41MB