About Us


















Golden Triangle Planning and Development District (GTPDD) was formed in June of 1971 to improve and enlarge economic development and civic improvement in the Appalachian counties of Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster, and Winston.  Geographically connected, each of these counties possesses resources that collectively are leveraged by the GTPDD with the larger networked resources of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to generate more value for each.

Status as a nonprofit corporation was established in the 1976 Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation, with the primary purpose of lessening the burdens of the affiliated county governments.  Centrally located in Oktibbeha County, GTPDD provides time-sensitive data to the municipalities, county governments, and their economic development partners that supports informed decision making.  In addition to dynamic data, the GTPDD leadership connects participating agencies and offices to Federal resources available through the state and national ARC.

The advent of technology has made it possible to use the infrastructure put in place by GTPDD with the respective county leaders to create customized solutions to meet local needs and maximize those things that make living in the Appalachian Region unique.  Always looking for ways to improve conditions for the families, elderly, and businesses of the GTPDD service area, emerging ideas are incubated and piloted to determine how well the idea actually works in this region.

We are proud of the counties we have been called to serve.  We approach every day with an eye toward how we can be a better partner in strengthening our community.  This website is designed to create a stronger sense of connection among us.  Please send recommendations to webmaster@gtpdd.com.