Cooperation and collaboration among businesses and organizations of purpose encourages a sense of community that uplifts all those who are involved. For that reason, we encourage our members to partner with causes they care about in order to make our community even better. To accomplish that, the Chamber offers a variety of opportunities to connect those businesses and organizations. This benefits both the businesses and the nonprofits, which together make our community an even better place to live and work.

“The mission of the DeSoto County Economic Development Council is closely aligned with the Southaven Chamber of Commerce and our shared commitment to ensuring an exceptional quality of life and a pro-business workplace climate. Our partnership dates back to the early 1980s, when the city incorporated and then embarked on the remarkable growth curve that has made the City of Southaven truly the “front door” to Mississippi. The chamber’s vision was integral in setting the stage and successfully sustaining it in order to capture this crown. The unified public/private partnerships achieved through the leadership of the mayor, the board of aldermen and the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors is unequalled in Mississippi and the Mid-South Region. No wonder the city continues to attract and enjoy some of the highest municipal population increases in the state.”

Jim Flanagan
DeSoto County Economic Development Council