Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tennessee Business Barometer

Tennessee Business Barometer: Anxiety growing in new year preview imageThe statewide Tennessee Business Barometer index declined significantly to 146 from 243 in October 2015. The quarterly index is a collaboration between Middle Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry to capture the mood and outlook of business leaders through online surveys.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Global Commerce: Tennessee Trade Before and After the 2008 Crisis

Dr. Steven Livingston examines Tennessee trade before and after the global economic crisis of 2008. 
Global Commerce:

MTSU Business Plan Competition 2016

The Wright Travel Chair in Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition, open to all current MTSU students and alumni, is the year's main Entrepreneurship event through Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. Prominent early-stage company investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders from the middle Tennessee area will judge the presentations by the final student teams.

It is designed to help students and alumni in launching new business ventures, including for-profit businesses, not-for-profit businesses, corporate entrepreneurship, and social enterprise. Participants enhance their MTSU learning experience, gain feedback on ideas, develop networks, and expose their ideas to potential investors.

  • 1st Place Prize - $7,500
  • 2nd Place Prize - $5,000

For more detailed information about the competition, visit the Wright Travel Chair of Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition page.

To speak with the coordinator, contact Dr. William C. McDowell, Wright Travel Chair of Entrepreneurship, at

Jones College Magazine Spring 2016

The new issue of Jones College magazine Enterprise MT features Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland and some of our MBA alumni.