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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

AND THE WINNER IS… PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES AT 2019 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

The Partnership held its 2019 Annual Awards Banquet at The Mill Conference Center on Tuesday evening, January 29. Each year, the Banquet highlights successes and milestones of the Partnership’s program of work from the previous year. During the event, an impressive slate of annual awards is announced, and the Partnership was excited to report updates… More

Partnership Accepting Annual Awards Nominations

Do you know of an exemplary business or individual who you believe represents some of the best Starkville has to offer? The annual awards program of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership is a great way to honor member businesses, individuals and stakeholders who have impacted the community in the last year. The Partnership is currently… 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