Regional Profile

The Golden Triangle region is primed and ready for your next development project.

The Golden Triangle references a region in North Mississippi encompassing Columbus, Starkville and West Point. Within a 15-mile radius the triangle includes three distinct communities, offering a cumulative area of prime development potential.

According to local residents, the name Golden Triangle was coined by a local newspaper editor in West Point, Mississippi. In an effort to brand a movement of prosperity among all three communities, residents starting referring to their region with a term synonymous with success and growth. Their future would be golden.

Since its inception in 2003, The Golden Triangle Development LINK has ushered the region into a golden era of economic development. As the organization charged with representing the economic development interests for the entire region, this outstanding team with a record of $5.4 billion dollars in investments and 5,800 jobs created. The GTR LINK is the premier regional development organization in the south. 



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  • The big decision for Airbus Helicopters, Inc., to come to Columbus was low tax base, the land was not expensive, you have a very talented pool of employees to pick from and the State of MS was very accommodating on us coming here. Several Industries have followed us and they’ve all been successful.

    Rob Boman

    Director/Site Manager, Airbus Helicopters, Columbus, Mississippi