Lee County

Tupelo, MS Community Magazine

Tupelo continues its tradition as a magnet for tourism, economic investment and talent, with a population that doubles during the day due to commuting workers and visitors drawn from throughout the region to its cultural amenities. A five-time All America City winner, Tupelo is also ranked among the Top 10 Micropolitan Cities in America for success in job creation and economic diversification. Partnerships between the public school districts and higher education institutions ensure workers receive skills training to meet the needs of local employers. Community-wide health initiatives are bolstered by the presence of North Mississippi Medical Center, the largest not-for-profit hospital in the state and the largest nonmetropolitan hospital in the U.S.