The Stone County Economic Development Partnership is dedicated to improving life for the citizens of Stone County through economic and tourism development. The Chamber Division unites businesses and individuals for the purpose of creating a climate of support for the quality of life in this beautiful rural community in South Mississippi. This unique partnership helps build a better community by supporting the area's economy through the arts, promotion of the abundant natural resources, industrial development, entrepreneurship and by creating opportunities for small business development. Historically entrenched in the timber industry, healthcare and education are rising to the forefront of development. Positioned between two important metropolitan areas in the Gulf South, Stone County is the gateway to Mississippi's Coastal National Heritage Area.
How does buying Genuine MS products make a difference here in Mississippi?
It is essential to the economy to support locally sourced products. Genuine MS is a way to tell the story of what is available in every area of our state. By creating a portal to share information which showcases artisans, crafters, farming and entrepreneurs we are telling the world that Mississippi has a lot to offer, just take a look!
Stone County entrepreneurs produce a variety of products including honey, goat meats and cheeses, grass-fed beef, dairy products, and alligators for commercial application to name only a few. Seasonal produce from vast acres of farmland supply restaurants, grocery stores, farmer's markets and local tables across the Southeastern United States. Home to one of the most progressive horticultural industries in the country, essential varieties of trees and large shrubs used in today's landscapes are grown in abundance in Stone County. Construction across the South and beyond depends upon forest products grown and produced in Stone County.
Our creative economy is thriving with local artists showing and selling exquisite pieces including turned wood pieces, black-smithing, pottery made from the extraordinary clays found in Red Creek, painting, sculpting and much more. We share the history of Stone County through more than thirty-six mosaic tile, painted and fiber art murals. Our Genuine Mississippi products represent the creative people of this beautiful county.