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With access to an educated workforce and state of the art research and development at Mississippi State University, Starkville is the ideal location for opening, expanding, or relocating a business. A vibrant and growing economy in a college town puts Starkville and Oktibbeha County on the map for smart business development.

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DeRego’s Bread is Committed to Reviving the Local Food Culture One Loaf at a Time

Regulars at the Starkville Community Market on Saturdays know that shoppers who want fresh-baked Starkville sourdough bread better arrive early. That’s because the authentic baked concoctions of DeRego’s Bread go fast! Late-comers looking for freshness to make a summertime BLT might only find a few tasty samples left at DeRego’s market tent. The popularity of founder and master… More


Starkville Earns Over 70 Honors in Mississippi Magazine’s Annual Best of Mississippi Awards

Mississippi Magazine’s much-anticipated 2016 “Best of Mississippi” reader-voted awards published this week in the magazine’s July/August issue, and we are so proud of the Starkville community for earning a record-breaking 74 honors! Starkville restaurants, retailers, businesses and happenings received 17 “Best of Mississippi” honors  and 57 “M-List” honors. The awards are voted on each year by… More

Starkville Main Street Award Recipients


The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the 27th Annual Awards Luncheon in downtown Jackson on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The annual awards luncheon honors Main Street directors, board members and volunteers and recognizes the most outstanding downtown development projects from Main Street communities in Mississippi. Among the… More