NEWS on LIFE, WORK, & PLAY in Mississippi's College Town

LET’S DANCE! Your 2018 NCAA Tourney Weekend Guide…

March Madness had arrived in Mississippi’s College Town! Starkville is proud to serve as one of the host sites for the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Bulldog fans and our friends from Syracuse, Oklahoma State, and Nicholls can look forward to great action on the court beginning on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Your guide for tourney weekend is here with… 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

The Partnership & Starkville Rotary announce inaugural Oktibbeha Young Leaders Program

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership and Starkville Rotary Club have teamed up to organize the first-ever Oktibbeha Young Leaders program. Beginning in the fall of 2018, the nine-month leadership program for high school sophomores is designed to develop an energetic and diverse group of informed and qualified students who will become Starkville’s future business and… More

And the Winner is… Partnership celebrates Cultivating Community at Annual Awards Banquet

The Partnership held its 2018 Annual Banquet at The Mill Conference Center on Tuesday evening, January 30. 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 unveil their new… 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

SOUPer Bowl Returns January 20

January chills are here, and the first event of our 2018 season aims to warm you up! The annual SOUPer Bowl hosted by the Starkville Main Street Association will bring innovative fare from competing local restaurants on Saturday, January 20. This year’s event will be held 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in conjunction with the… More


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

GSDP Hosts OCH Referendum Forum

OCH REFERENDUM FORUM   On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 the Greater Starkville Development Partnership hosted an informational forum at the Greensboro Center regarding the upcoming OCH Regional Medical Center referendum vote on November 7. Scott Maynard, CEO of the Partnership said, “Our goal is to provide an educational forum where both sides have an opportunity… More

NEWS RELEASE: Paige Watson Joins the GSDP Staff as Special Events Coordinator

Starkville native Paige Watson has been named Special Events and Projects Coordinator for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. A 2009 honors graduate of Starkville High School, Watson received her undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations in 2013. In 2014 she completed her master’s degree in Advertising &… More