Existing Industries


2019-2020 Existing Industry Snapshot

Companies Assisted Last Year
New Sales or Cost Savings to Companies
Number of Manufacturers in Tupelo/Lee County

What makes Tupelo/Lee County successful? That is easy our community partners and businesses. Over 130+ domestic and international companies call our region home. Tupelo/Lee County's strength is in our existing industry base which ranges from Fortune 500 companies to small, homegrown businesses. Our team works diligently everyday to help the businesses succeed and grow in the region.

Manufacturing Workers

Accounts for 20.2%

of total workforce in Tupelo/Lee County, nearly three times the national average of 8.5% for manufacturing employment, giving a distinct advantage to Northeast Mississippi.

Great Company

A rich history of manufacturing in the Tupelo/Lee County region is a testament to the skill and commitment of the community. The first industrial operation began in 1948 as Daybrite Lighting and is still operating to this day. There is a reason Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, Cooper Tires, MTD Products, General Atomics, FXI, , Hunter Douglas, Ashley Furniture, and so many more, call Tupelo/Lee County home. Find out why.

Pro Business Environment

Tupelo/Lee County offers a variety of business advantages. Low cost of living consistently ranking in the top ten least expensive communities in the nation. Low personal and corporate income tax. A right-to-work environment that has seen 0 union wins and 0 work stoppages, in over 30 years.

Need some experts about existing industry?

Shane Homan

Shane Homan

Community Development Foundation
Chief Operating Officer
Hunter Aycock

Hunter Aycock

Community Development Foundation
Vice President of Economic Development