The Community Development Foundation is the local Economic & Community Development organization for Tupelo/Lee County, Mississippi, and serves as the local Chamber of Commerce. The Community Development Foundation has a rich heritage in the Northeast Mississippi area and has been at the heart of economic and community growth in the Northeast Mississippi region for the past 60 years. CDF maintains a listing of available buildings and available sites in the Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi area.
The Community Development Foundation is a membership-based organization governed by a member-elected Board of Directors
. The Executive Committee
is composed of the CDF Officers and 12 additional members of the Board. CDF's goals and objectives are accomplished through the efforts of members appointed to committees operating under one of CDF's three divisions: Community & Chamber Services Division, Economic Development Division and Planning Services Division. CDF's fiscal year runs from May 1 to April 30.
The Community Development Foundation is set up to function as a cohesive team driven by a common goal: More & Better Jobs for Tupelo & Lee County, Mississippi.
SUPPORTING THE CDF PROGRAM OF WORK
Diversify and strengthen their economic mix through business retention, expansion, and attraction
Improve their human capital through workforce skills, and leadership training
Improve their communications with existing businesses, local, state, and federal governments
Foster small business and entrepreneur development
Enhance the business climate and quality of life through planning, public policy, and strong partnerships