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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

Call for Artists: Downtown Art Walk

Call for Artists – Downtown Art Walk! Save the date! Our 2018 New South Weekends schedule features a new rendition of our Downtown Art Walk! The Partnership is currently seeking artists to setup in the Main Street District for this fun, new, artistic retail promotion event! Downtown Art Walk is exclusive to handmade fine art… More

Announcing our 2018 New South Weekends Fall Schedule: The Game Weekend Experience in Mississippi’s College Town

Football season in on the way! Three weeks from today, we will welcome fans and the Bulldog faithful back to Mississippi’s College to kick off Coach Moorhead’s first season of gridiron action. It’s a new era and a new season, as we celebrate new players and new events each home game weekend. The annual New… More

Golden Triangle Leaders Accepting Applications

A local leadership organization is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 year. Formed by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and the Growth Alliance, Golden Triangle Leaders is an adult leadership program designed to bring the leaders of the Golden Triangle together in order to strengthen the bond and development between… More

Goodwin joins Greater Starkville Development Partnership staff

Starkville native Jake Goodwin has joined the Greater Starkville Development Partnership staff as its new program coordinator. A 2014 honors graduate of Starkville Academy, Goodwin graduated from Mississippi State University in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. During his time at MSU, Goodwin gained several leadership experiences through involvement in organizations including Orientation… More

Starkville Recognized at Mississippi Main Street Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

Starkville was awarded several awards at this year’s Mississippi Main Street Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon. Starkville Main Street Board President Michelle Jones was named Main Street Hero, while the Starkville Police Department was awarded the organization’s Oustanding Rehabilitation Project & the city’s Russell Street Corridor was named Outstanding Public Improvement. Pictured above are Scott… More

Prather named Interim CEO for the Starkville Partnership

Jennifer Prather, Director of Tourism for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, has been chosen as interim CEO for the Partnership. Prather replaces Scott Maynard, who announced his resignation on June 14, 2018 to assume a position with the Florida State University Career Center. The Partnership Board of Directors has engaged Logan Development Group to begin… More

SAVE THE DATE! Starkville Restaurant Week is April 22-29

It’s the most delicious time of the year… Starkville Restaurant Week returns April 22-29 at participating restaurants. The Starkville Convention & Visitors Bureau is very pleased to announce the 6th annual STARKVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK on April 22-29, 2018. Starkville Restaurant Week aims to showcase the very best culinary specialties Mississippi’s College Town has to offer!… More

Savor our South Kicks-Off with SOUPer Bowl THIS Saturday

Each spring Mississippi’s College Town hosts various creative culinary events in our ‘Savor Our South’ event series. This year’s series kicks-off THIS Saturday with our annual SOUPer Bowl soup tasting contest. Thirteen local restaurants have signed-on to prepare and serve a delicious soup and allow attendees to vote on their favorite choice. Participants compete in… More