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Rodney Gresham –District 1, La Sheba Boren – LCEDD Administrator, Danny Simmons – District 3, Paul Ockmand – District 2, Hank Lott – District 5,
Not pictured David McCullen- District 4

The vision of the Lamar County Economic Development District, INC is to provide the social and physical infrastructure to continue the development of our model county that affords all citizens an opportunity to achieve a high quality of life through educational and employment opportunities while maintaining a clean and safe environment.


The Lamar County Economic Development District, Inc. (District) was organized in May 1980 as a result of the vision of the Lamar County Board of Supervisors and leading businesspersons in the county.

The District was formed to answer the need for an organization within county government that could address diverse public and private sector projects requiring expertise in site analysis and selection, financial packaging, incentive negotiation and real estate acquisition and management.

The Area Development Partnership
Headquartered in Purvis, Mississippi, the District and through a partnership with The ADP, provides confidential, professional services to companies seeking cost- effective locations for new or expanding projects. Utilizing tailored, customized teams to address clients unique project requirements, the District is able to bring uncompromising quality and service to the most demanding projects.

Our Goal
With the site in the South Lamar Park expanding  to over 300 acres and having the site listed as a Project Ready site this year Lamar County is excited with the  possibilities.  The LCEDD with The ADPs partnership our goal is to fill the South Lamar Park with new businesses/industry.

Many of the Purvis businesses have shown expansion with Purvis Industrial Park welcoming various new businesses in the past few years with growth only to continue.

Our Sumrall Industrial Park has filled in only a few short years with only a small available acreage remaining. This has the district team looking to the future.

Our Accomplishments
The construction of Turtle Creek Crossing on Hwy 98 West is an excellent example of a home-grown business development large enough in scale to dramatically affect the local economy. These are only a few of the accomplishments that your economic department has fulfilled. We look forward to the continuous growth of our county.

The Result
The Districts team-based project management provides a disciplined, dedicated staff that listens carefully to its clients to identify project requirements promptly and thoroughly. The result is a firm able to provide fast-tracked solutions from site selection through commissioning. For more information:
Call (601) 794-1011 during normal business hours. ( 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. Monday - Friday )

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 15:27