CDP

 

History

The Chamber of Commerce was started in 1954, a voluntary organization of business and professional people.  The Chamber of Commerce acts as the primary business advocate for businesses in the city of Philadelphia and the county of Neshoba.  It directs it’s energy to develop and implement programs to have a direct impact on the economy and help build a better community.  The Chamber Board of Directors is comprised of 16 members elected from the Chamber of Commerce memberships.

The Industrial Development Authority of Neshoba county that was formed in April of 1983.  It required the passing of Senate Bill 3014, authorizing Neshoba County to form an Industrial Development Authority.  The funding comes through taxes collected by Neshoba County.  The Board is comprised of 7 members appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

The Tourism Council of Philadelphia and Neshoba county that was formed in July of 2000.  The city and county approved the proposed bill authorizing a 3% lodging tax charge at all hotels and motels in the City of Philadelphia.  This bill was then passed at the state level.  The funding is used in promotion of such Philadelphia and Neshoba county events as the Neshoba county Fair, the Ham Jam Festival, the Neshoba Classic, the Mississippi High School Rodeo and the Choctaw Indian Fair.  This council is comprised of two city representatives, two county representatives and one representative from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

The Philadelphia Main Street Association that evolved from Philadelphia's Downtown Development Association. The city of Philadelphia petitioned the Mississippi Main Street Association to become a Main Street community in 2000. Only 47 communities in Mississippi have the distinction of belonging to this organization whose main focus is revitalization of historic downtown districts through three committees: Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring. The Board of Directors is comprised of downtown merchants, downtown property owners, historians, real estate developers, financial persons, city officials, county officials and concerned citizens.

Community Development Partnership
256 W. Beacon Street
Philadelphia, MS 39350
601-656-1000
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