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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

Innovation Challenge returns for second year to foster young entrepreneurs in Starkville

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership and Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach, CEO,  in the College of Business at MSU are once again collaborating to bring the Innovation Challenge competition to Oktibbeha county students grades 6-12. Sponsored by International Paper, the contest is a hands-on opportunity for innovative Oktibbeha County middle & high school students to… More

Gameday Guide: Nov 17- 18

It’s GAME WEEKEND in Mississippi’s College Town and that means New South Weekends with Bulldog fun Friday through Sunday! Read on for details and helpful links for everything happening this weekend… NEW SOUTH WEEKENDS are back in Mississippi’s College Town, and we are proud to welcome our family from the Bulldog Nation back home — along with… More

Gameday Guide: Nov 2- Nov 4

It’s GAME WEEKEND in Mississippi’s College Town and that means New South Weekends with Bulldog fun Friday through Sunday! Read on for details and helpful links for everything happening this weekend… NEW SOUTH WEEKENDS are back in Mississippi’s College Town, and we are proud to welcome our family from the Bulldog Nation back home —… More