Our State, Our County, Our City

Our State

Mississippi:

  • Ranked in the top 10 for friendliest state for doing business
  • Has varied natural scenery and many outdoor recreational venues; unequalled historic, cultural, and artistic events; and some of the world’s friendliest people
  • Number 2 in the world for oil and gas development
  • Home to the King of the Blues, King of Rock and Roll, and Father of Country Music. Our state is steeped in musical heritage.
  • Recognized to be the most generous state in the United States
  • Has the longest man- made beach in the U.S. For 26 miles, the white sands stretch along the Golf coastline
  • Community College system had been ranked as the #1 program in the U.S.
  • Home to many of the most recognizable authors in classic American Literature…William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty, John Grisham are just a few of them
  • Second tax friendliest state for retirees
Our County

DeSoto County:

  • Home to the state’s best school system, affordable housing market, and dynamic church congregations
  • Home to a new $13 million state of the art career technical center, bringing nationwide attention
  • DeSoto County School’s graduating class of 2016 had over $61 million in scholarship offers
  • The median household is higher than the U.S. national average with greater buying power
  • Our population growth is amongst the highest in the U.S., giving us a workforce advantage
  • Recognized and Awarded for its promotion of recycling and environmental practices
  • Home of the largest youth baseball complex, Snowden Grove
  • Home to the minor league ice hockey team, Mississippi RiverKings
  • Named the healthiest county in Mississippi
  • Home to one of the country’s leading cardiovascular research and treatment center
Our City

Olive Branch:

  • Recognized for its big city conveniences, while maintaining its small town friendliness and charm
  • Named one of the fastest growing cities in the United States
  • Recognized as having the best public schools in the state of Mississippi
  • Home to the largest Bonsai nursery in the United States, Brussel’s Bonsai
  • Home to the busiest airport in Mississippi, The Metro Park Airport
  • Home to the #1 aviation training facility in the Mid South, Air Venture Flight Center
  • Recipient of numerous Keep Mississippi Beautiful awards
  • Home to more than 80 manufacturing and distribution centers, located within our industrial parks

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Y'all Business

Y'all Business is a research website created by the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office to help small businesses locate or expand in the State of Mississippi.  This site is part of the Secretary of State's continuing effort to promote jobs in the state.  The site provides a wealth of detailed information needed for businesses.

(from a recent article by Robert Lee Long, Community Editor for DeSoto Times Tribune)

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