General Accomplishments

  • Over $80 million in new investment by new business and industry expansions
  • Over 140 new businesses since 2005
  • Over 21,000 people employed with just under 8.6% unemployment (2009) – among the lowest in the state
  • Maintains working partnership with state and area business development entities that result in the promotion of Oxford’s community assets to attract jobs and investment
  • A Team Player in partnership with area counterparts and statewide business development agencies to attract business and industry investment in North Mississippi such as Toyota in Blue Springs, MS and GE Aviation in Batesville, MS

Recruitments & Expansions

  • Recruited industries such as Caterpillar and Olin/Winchester and helped to facilitate numerous business expansions (including Whirlpool Corp.)
    • Over $60 million new investment and creation of over 1,300 jobs
  • Recruited the North Mississippi Veterans Nursing Home
    • $8 million investment and 125 jobs
  • Recruited over 650 retiree households
    • Over $208 million in assets
    • Over $21 million in annual discretionary income
    • $32 million annual total economic impact

Property Purchases


  • Completion of a new marketing video (2010) highlighting Oxford-Lafayette County’s community assets and quality of life
  • Growing national recognition for Oxford’s quality of life and designations by numerous business and retirement news publications and media such as Where to Retire, Kiplinger’s and Money magazines, ABC, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox Business News, as one of the nation’s Top 10 Retirement Cities in the country.