Partnership aiming for 2012 tech expansion

After a successful year of retail growth and high-tech job expansion, Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jon Maynard has high hopes for 2012.

The Partnership added 30 new members in 2011 and expects to grow its membership base, currently 400 local businesses and industries, with more restaurants and shops.

Satellite organizations — the Starkville Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Starkville Main Street Association — led furious marketing campaigns this year and capitalized on increased traffic from Mississippi State University’s home football game weekends.

Commercial Dispatch
1/3/11