Rural Mississippi is a state rich in history, cultural diversity, and beautiful landscapes, ripe with opportunities to develop the local economy.

Like many rural areas, counties in Mississippi’s RPN Community Network suffer from aging infrastructure and reduced employment opportunities, which has led to population decline.

Our Rural Partners Network team and Rural Desk Officers from our fellow federal departments and commissions are collaborating with Mississippi’s rural leaders to address local priorities, such as ensuring access to safe and affordable housing, building up our infrastructure, developing and recruiting a skilled workforce, capitalizing on the outdoor recreation economy, and recovering from and building resilience to natural disasters.

Community Networks in Mississippi

  1. Washington County Economic Alliance (page coming soon)

  2. Lake District Partnership (page coming soon)

  3. North Delta Planning and Development District (page coming soon)

State of Mississippi Map

Rural Partners Network Contacts