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UAV Workshop No. 1: Strategic Vision for Rural Communities - Audience & Attendees



TARGET AUDIENCE: Initial OS-URAVPS program activities will focus on public safety, public service and public administration agency personnel within the rural 13 counties in southern Mississippi that constitute the MS 4th Congressional District.


The day-long workshop was attended by more than 60 federal, state and local representatives of public safety, public services and public administration agencies and organizations from the southern region of the State of Mississippi.

Target audience included public safety, public service and public administration agencies and communities of interest within the 13 counties in south Mississippi which make up the State's 4th  Congressional District.

 Mississippi's 4th congressional district covers the southeastern region of the state. It includes all of Mississippi's Gulf Coast, stretching ninety miles between the Alabama border to the east and the Louisiana border to the west, and extends north into the Pine Belt region. It includes three of Mississippi's four most heavily populated cities: Gulfport, Biloxi, and Hattiesburg. Other major cities within the district include Bay St. Louis, Laurel, and Pascagoula.

Counties within the district include: entire counties of Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Stone, George, Lamar, Forrest, Perry, Greene, Wayne, and Clarke, most of the county of Jones, and parts of both Jasper and Marion counties are counted in this district.



Area and Demographic Information  Ref: wikipedia
Area 9,536 miles
Population (2000) 711,219
Distribution 53.72% urban, 46.28 rural
Median income $33,023
Ethnicity 75.3% White, 22.6% Black, 1.5% Asian, 1.8% Hispanic, .8% Native American, 1% other
Occupation 30.6% blue collar, 52.9% white collar, 18.4% gray collar