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Economic Profiles

Welcome to the county economic profiles page! These county profiles have been developed to provide economic and retail information for each county.

Snapshot profiles of socioeconomic information by county are also available and can be found by clicking here.

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Publications

News

A pivot irrigation system stands in algae-covered water in a flooded field with farm buildings in the distance.
Filed Under: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Disaster Response, Economic Development May 21, 2020

A sharper focus on the economic impact of the lower Delta backwater flood of 2019 helps predict the implications of continued flooding this year.

Signs with instructions for ordering curbside greet customers at a local coffee shop
Filed Under: Economic Development, Small Business April 15, 2020

Many small business owners temporarily closed their doors and sent their employees home amid efforts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. But that does not mean they are closed for business.

Filed Under: Agri-tourism, Culinary Tourism, Community, Economic Development, Rural Development August 23, 2019

The annual Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference will be in Natchez Oct. 21-23.

Three men talk together in a group, with several others clustered in the background.
Filed Under: Agriculture, Community, Economic Development, Small Business February 8, 2019

Almost 10 percent of Mississippi’s $11 billion in annual exports are agricultural products, and Mississippi State University Extension Service experts are working to see that amount increase.

A floral arrangement with fall colors.
Filed Under: Community, Economic Development, Floral Design June 19, 2018
BILOXI, Miss. -- Floral enthusiasts can learn how to make a variety of fall floral arrangements and décor during several workshops from September to December.
 
Jim DelPrince, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, and his special guests Julie Poeltler and Wanda Norton will show participants how to design several seasonal arrangements.
 

Success Stories

A mean wearing a blue dress shirt leans against a desk.
Community, Economic Development
Volume 6 Number 1

Working together is a core value for the Mississippi State University Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Development Program. That makes a partnership with Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi a natural fit.

An elderly woman wearing animal print glasses and a bright red shirt stands smiling. Photo credit: Kevin Hudson
Community, Economic Development, Leadership, Rural Development
Volume 6 Number 1

Before Ann Tackett helped establish a farmers market and renovate the old railroad depot building in her town, she just wanted to start a cannery.

A man in a blue shirt and a woman in a grey shirt with a black cardigan stand holding a banner that says “Welcome…the Square Kosciusko.”
Community, Economic Development
Volume 5 Number 1

There’s nothing quite like a charming Main Street. Lined with local shops, restaurants, and businesses, these streets are essential to building vibrant communities.

A man with a white 4-H shirt and khaki pants stands in the Mississippi capitol building holding a golden frame with the 4-H green four-leaf clover in the center. Surrounding the logo in a circle are more than 20 4-H pins.
4-H, 4-H Forestry, Community, Economic Development
Volume 4 Number 3

Harry Dendy of Clinton first joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development program in Chickasaw County 62 years ago, when he was 10 years old. Forestry was his main project area.

Red potatoes in a biodegradable basket are flanked on either side by green snap beans.
Agri-tourism, Culinary Tourism, Local Food System Economies, Farmers Markets, Economic Development, Rural Development, Food, Health, Nutrition, Rural Health, Vegetable Gardens
Volume 4 Number 2

From the youngest to the oldest generations, thousands of people are visiting, shopping, and enjoying themselves at the Hernando Farmers’ Market, held Saturdays on the historic DeSoto County Courthouse lawn.

The market has more than just fresh produce. It connects the community by uniting the shoppers, producers, and artisans who come.

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