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The mission of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP) is to promote a healthy and sustainable Starkville and Oktibbeha County by enhancing the quality of life for all citizens through business growth and job creation, tourism and retirement opportunities, and progressive educational and community initiatives.

As the leader in economic development, tourism, and community development in Starkville and Oktibbeha County, the GSDP recognizes the importance of a community that reflects the rich diversity of the people of the Great State of Mississippi and our nation. We believe in the inclusive treatment of all people. We are our best when everyone is equally engaged and valued.

The GSDP is comprised of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Starkville Main Street Association.

Recent News

Partnership to Celebrate 15 Years at Annual Banquet

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership will highlight 15 years of success during a black tie affair on Thursday, January 28 at The Mill at MSU. The Partnership Annual Banquet will kick off a year-long Crystal Anniversary celebration. The program will include success stories from the first fifteen years, the presentation of annual awards, and will feature a red… More

Partnership Releases Tourism Sponsorship Grant Call for Applications

Each year, the Starkville Visitors and Convention Council (VCC), tourism arm of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, provides thousands of dollars in grant money to facilitate local projects. The goal of the Starkville Visitors & Convention Council (VCC) Sponsorship Grant Program is to fund tourism and community development projects that positively impact the City of… More