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With access to an educated workforce and state of the art research and development at Mississippi State University, Starkville is the ideal location for opening, expanding, or relocating a business. A vibrant and growing economy in a college town puts Starkville and Oktibbeha County on the map for smart business development.

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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

Recap: Starkville Serves Southern Classic at Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

A taste of Starkville’s culinary scene was on display this month at the annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival on May 31 – June 3, and Starkville was cheesin’ it up showcasing a Southern staple – pimento cheese! Chef Ty Thames, owner and executive chef of some of Starkville’s most celebrated restaurants, joined the Starkville… More

NEWS RELEASE: Greater Starkville Development Partnership Opens Search for Director of Membership Development

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has formally opened up a search for a Director of Membership Development. “We look forward to adding a member to our team that will bring a dynamic personality and progressive vision to further the great work of The Partnership in moving Starkville forward,” Maynard commented. “Our community is on the… More