The Trent Lott Center for Economic Development is under construction at The University of Southern Mississippi. Named after long serving Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, the building will serve as home to many of the economics and entrepreneurship classes. The building is scheduled to open the spring of 2008. The completion of the building will allow famous USM alumni who are also entrepreneurs such as Cat Cora and Tena Clark to speak to USM students about entrepreneurship. The center will also teach students ways to help support economic growth in the state of Mississippi.