Press Releases

Media Information

March 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.

To CDF Members


The health and wellbeing of CDF members and businesses are of the utmost importance. CDF is committed to promoting a positive business climate in Tupelo-Lee County. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, we encourage businesses to utilize the resources linked below to help develop plans to address this issue and keep employees healthy.

For New and Expanded Facilities


Tupelo, Miss. (March 2, 2020)- The Tupelo region has been named to Site Selection magazine’s list of most active micropolitan areas for new and expanding facilities in 2019. Tupelo ranked second in the nation among the 551 micropolitan areas designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget. Since 2005, this is the eleventh time the Tupelo region has been named to the list. Site Selection also named Tupelo as Mississippi’s Micropolitan of the Decade, finishing inside the top 10 for the seventh year in a row.