CEO & Director for Corporate and Economic Partnerships at Mississippi State University
Mike serves as chief executive officer of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership & associate director for Corporate and Economic Partnerships within Mississippi State University’s Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED).
Email Mike Tagert
Director of Tourism
Paige works to develop and implement programs that further the vision for tourism in Starkville: Mississippi’s College Town. She focuses on the promotion of Starkville as a destination market for conventions, sporting events, and cultural tourism efforts that directly benefit the Starkville economy.
Email Paige Hunt
Director of Membership Development
Hunter manages the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce branch of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and is specifically charged with increasing and retaining membership and developing member benefits.
Email Hunter Harrington
Director of Main Street
Paige oversees and coordinates the Starkville Main Street Association and all special events that support the Partnership, along with Starkville's business community. Partnership events including Pumpkinpalooza, Holiday Bazaar, the Starkville Christmas Parade, and the Starkville Community Market help draw thousands of visitors to the city each year.
Email Paige Watson
Candy sits at the front desk of the Partnership office, where she greets visitors, and manages the day-to-day financial operations of the office. You can contact her with any questions you have about the Partnership, Starkville, upcoming events or available office space.