21 Jan Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District
Program Name: Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District
Resource Type: State
State: Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico
Agency: Program Source: Economic Development Entity
Description: The Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District (SMPDD), through the leadership of the local officials comprising its Board of Directors and through the synergy of its staff, has grown to be one of the largest and most diversified regional planning entities in the United States. Assisting 15 county and 37 municipal governments, the Districts geographic service area encompasses Covington, Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Stone and Wayne Counties. Since its beginning in 1967, SMPDD continually evolved to meet the needs, discover opportunities and anticipate the trends challenging the economic vitality, environmental integrity, and overall quality of life enjoyed in South Mississippi.