CDF CENTER

How we got here

Did you know that CDF has been around since 1948 working for the betterment of the community?  Learn more about our history and where we are going.

History & Overview

Who Are We?

We are a diverse and creative group of community planners, designers, developers, financial planners, advisors, business management specialists, and jack-of-all-trade specialists that recruit industries, retain businesses and develop communities.

Our Staff

How we are structured

We are led by a great group of volunteers that we call our Board of Directors along with several committees that churn out transforming actions that impact our community and this entire region.

GOVERNANCE
Welcome to CDF!

Welcome to CDF!

We are the local chamber of commerce for Tupelo, Mississippi and the economic development organization for Tupelo/Lee County, Mississippi.

FY19-20 RESULTS

160
Million in capital investment
23
Million in New Payroll Created
625
Jobs created from business retention and expansion
17
Million in new sales or direct cost savings to local companies

OUR MISSION

The Community Development Foundation is a public/private partnership organization dedicated to the creation of more and better jobs in Tupelo/Lee County, Mississippi. CDF promotes the county as an ideal location for businesses large and small to grow and succeed.

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OUR VISION

The Community Development Foundation will build a strong, diverse local economy and unique quality of place for all who live and work in Tupelo/Lee County.

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OUR VALUES

The Community Development Foundation Board of Directors and staff will pursue CDF goals while maintaining a high degree of integrity and equity.

Economic Development

Chamber of Commerce

INFORMATION

McLean Leadership Circle Members

  • The City of Tupelo
  • BancorpSouth
  • North Mississippi Health Services
  • Renasant Bank
  • Lee County Board of Supervisors