The Mississippi Development Authority has officially designated Starkville as a Certified Hometown Retirement City. With this designation, Starkville becomes one of only 12 communities within our state to hold this certification.
“The importance of the retirement community in our city cannot be overstated,” said Mayor Lynn D. Spruill.
“Retirees interest in the university, events and activities that the City of Starkville promotes is clear and we will continue to focus on family in all we do. That focus includes those who are ready to kick up their heels in retirement. Quality of life means quality of life for all ages. I believe this designation heralds the City of Starkville as a premiere location for all retirees wanting the best life has to offer,” Spruill added.
The Mississippi Hometown Retirement certification allows Starkville to promote and market the city’s assets to retirees across the country whom are looking to relocate. The program will be administered by the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Robin Fant, Chairman of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors said, “We are thrilled to receive this certification. We know Starkville has long been an attractive place for retirees.”
Fant added, “Being an official Mississippi Hometown Retirement community provides us with resources that will help us share Starkville’s appeal with potential retirees.”
The Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau is a branch of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. The Partnership is also comprised of the Starkville Area Chamber of Commerce, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, and the Starkville Main Street Association.