1. SRDC 50th Anniversary, Letter from the Director

    Southern Rural Development Center Celebrating 50 Years of Work With the onset of the Spring season, it seems an appropriate time to both celebrate the history of the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) and to envision an even brighter future.

  2. SRDC Staff: Leah Mitchell Transitions to Business Manager Position

    After three years with the Southern Rural Development Center, Cindy DeFelice, Business Manager, is transitioning to a new position at the University of Mississippi. Although we will miss Cindy and her efforts to expand the Center's capacity, SRDC is pleased to announce the selection of Leah Mitchell to fill the position.

  3. Recently Released: SRDC 2023 Annual Report

    The 2023 Annual Report from the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) focuses attention on the important work of "Empowering Partnerships for Community Development."

  4. SRDC Repository: Recent Readership Snapshot

    In 2023, the Southern Rural Development Center partnered with the Mississippi State University Libraries System, through Scholar’s Junction to host an archival system. Through this site, viewers can locate, download, and share annual reports and articles from the SRDC Special Topics Series. The system also includes a dashboard that tracks views and downloads of the posted content.

  5. USDA ERS Releases Updated Rural-Urban Continuum Codes for U.S. Counties

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) recently released the updated Rural-Urban Continuum Codes (RUUCs) for U.S. counties and county equivalents across states and territories. Originally developed in the 1970s, the RUCCs are updated each decade following the Decennial Census. These codes are widely used for conducting research, planning programs, and informing policy.