Press Releases

Media Information

January 2020

Press Releases

Welcome to The Community Development Foundation Media and Press Release page. If you are a member of the media, please contact us and ask to be placed on our Media Contact list.

Each Press Conference and Press Event will include a press packet with printed and digital media in it for your use. Below you will find a listing of recent press releases. Please select one for more information and a corresponding downloadable PDF of each announcement.

If you have any other questions about a press event, please contact Maddin Hutto at 662.842.4521, fax at 662.841.0693 or email her at

Adding 90 Jobs and 4.1 Million in Investment


Tupelo, Miss. (Jan. 28, 2020) – Polyurethane foam manufacturer Innocor is increasing production at its two facilities in Baldwyn. The expansion marks a $4.1 million corporate investment and will create 90 jobs.



A sold-out crowd with 720 tickets distributed, community leaders from all over Mississippi and parts of Alabama, Tennessee and Texas, gathered at The Orchard today to attend the Community Development Foundation’s (CDF) one-day leadership conference, IGNITE.

Looking Back at the Past Decade


Success in economic development is the goal of every community and it comes from well thought out strategy and purposeful execution. The Community Development Foundation (CDF) has spent the past decade developing infrastructure, land, buildings and people in order to reach success and growth for Tupelo/Lee County.