Small Business Potential


Renasant Center for IDEAs

Renasant Center for IDEAs

Office space, Meeting Rooms, Work Rooms...


Find resources to start, grow or relocate a business to Lee County. Discover unique programs and support services for women-owned and minority-owned businesses. Entrepreneurs looking to build and grow business will find strength in Northeast Mississippi’s diversity and a commitment to innovation and sustainability.  [Get to know our existing clients]

The Renasant Center for IDEAs is a small business incubator managed and operated by the Community Development Foundation.



Find a wide range of resources and market assessment tools for entrepreneurs to help you plan, create and realize your business goals. Our team can help you explore the steps to starting a business and find what you need to know about financing and licensing.



CDF can help you find space in offices, incubators, and our team can connect you to contacts to assist in relocation efforts, help with site selection and identify potential incentives to make relocating the right move for you.

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Looking office space with the right features and facilities to help your growing company? If your needs include more space, bigger conference areas or other amenities to attract top talent.  CDF can help you find the best spot for your business.

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Do you need help securing a government contract?

The Northeast Mississippi Contract Procurement Center is here to help.

Carl D. Smith
601-720-0789 – Work Phone
662-617-4544 – Cell Phone

NMCPC is a non-profit organization that serves twenty three counties in the Northeast Section of Mississippi and is part of the Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Program.

The mission of NMCPC is to enhance national defense and economic development of the state of Mississippi by assisting existing Mississippi businesses in obtaining federal, state, and local government contracts. The services of NMCPC are provided to Mississippi businesses at no charge. Joy Lathan is in the Renasant Center for IDEAs every Thursday.

Who can help you get started?

Judd Wilson

Judd Wilson

Community Development Foundation
Vice President Chamber of Commerce

We are grateful to our many partners that help make the Renasant Center for IDEAs a reality.

  • Renasant Bank
  • Lee County, Mississippi
  • City of Tupelo
  • Mississippi Small Business Development Center
  • U.S. Dept. of Commerce/Economic Development Administration
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Mississippi Development Authority
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Northeast Mississippi Contract Procurement Center, Inc.
  • Three Rivers Planning and Development District, Inc.
  • Innovate Mississippi
  • Community Development Foundation