Welcome to the
Chickasaw Development Foundation

The Chickasaw Development Foundation, located in Houston, Mississippi, is one of the oldest economic development organizations in Northeast Mississippi, having been founded in 1953.

We serve as a catalyst for bringing about economic growth in Houston and all of Chickasaw County. Community and county leaders have joined all the historic hustlers of long ago to harness all the hardships and challenges to develop and prosper Chickasaw County as we know it today. Our doors of hospitality and opportunity are always open to you as we seek to serve and create a better quality of life for all citizens, friends, and neighbors.


CIRD Workshop Ad

TO: Houston Area Leaders
FROM: Joyce East, Executive Director
Chickasaw Development Foundation

The Chickasaw Development Foundation and the Carl Small Town Center at MSU are hosting a CIRD Community Blitz Program and Parade on Sunday, February 22 and a two day workshop at the Houston Civic Center on Monday – Tuesday, February 23-24. The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) is a national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Houston was one of four selections nationwide to receive this award.

All local residents and regional stakeholders interested in the development of the Houston Tanglefoot Trail Head site with connections to downtown Houston and the Natchez Trace Parkway are invited to this workshop which kicks off with a Community Blitz Program/Bike Parade including hot chili & cornbread on Sunday, February 22 at 12:15 PM. Plan to join this “wheeled” parade and ride your bike from Pinson Square or meet at the future site of Houston Tanglefoot Trail on Church Street at 12:30 PM. You may bring a covered dish or desert to this event if desired.

The workshop sessions on the 23rd and 24th will take place at the Houston Civic Center beginning at 8:30 AM each day and include national specialists selected to serve as the resource team for the workshop. Please register by calling 456-2321 by February 13 if you are able to join us in shaping the future of the Houston Tanglefoot Trailhead with connections to Downtown Houston and the Natchez Trace Parkway.


New! Up-to-Date! For Your Info & Convenience!

Houston, Mississippi Area Business Guide

The Professional Business Retail Committee of Chickasaw Development Foundation has categorized all businesses with 38851 ZIP Code for an up-to-date Chickasaw County Business Guide. We hope this guide will give you the information you need to easily locate businesses in the Houston area. Patronage and shop these local businesses for trendy and reliable merchandise/equipment and for professional, accommodating service and assistance.

If you are a business owner in the 38851 area code, we ask for your future assistance to keep the guide as accurate as possible should your information change for any reason. Please call the development foundation at 662.456.2321 or email jeastcdf@bellsouth.net to report any changes.

John Walden, Chairman
Joyce H. East, Executive Director

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