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Our State, Our County, Our City

Our State


  • 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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Karen R. Says ““If you are looking for a local Chamber that will help you promote your business and whose members will support you- the Olive Branch Chamber is the best one in the area!”

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