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Local Government Officials

Chickasaw County

Chickasaw County Courthouse
1 Pinson Square
Houston, MS 38851
Phone: 662-456-2513

Board of Supervisors

Anderson McFarland, President
James King
Russell Brooks
Jerry Hall
David Gene Walters

Chancery Clerk

Wanda Carlisle
662-456-2513

Circuit Clerk

Sandra Willis
662-456-2331

Sheriff

Jimmy Simmons
662-456-2339

Tax Assessor/Collector

Sue Ard
662-456-3327

City of Houston

Houston City Hall
120 East Madison Street
Houston, MS 38851
662-456-2328

Mayor

Stacey W. Parker

Aldermen

Barry L. Springer, Alderman at Large
Tony Uhiren, Alderman District 1
Shenia Jones, Alderman District 2
Frank Thomas, Alderman District 3
Willie Mae McKinney, Alderman District 4

City Clerk

Bobby H. Sanderson

City of Okolona

Okolona City Hall

Mayor

Louise F. Cole

Aldermen

Kenneth McVay, Alderman
Bennett Moore, Alderman
Eldridge Lowe, Alderman
Imogene Armstrong, Alderman
Robert Matt Hughes, Alderman
Anthony Floyd, Alderman

City Clerk

Kim Collins

Town of New Houlka

New Houlka Town Hall

Mayor

Jo Higginbotham

Aldermen

David Wiggs, Alderman
Johnny Butler, Alderman
K. C. Gates, Alderman
Kimberly Murphree, Alderman
Beverly Davidson, Alderman

Town Clerk

Gay Williams

Town of Woodland

Woodland Town Hall

Mayor

Patti J. Watkins

Aldermen

Margaret Nelson, Alderman
Lorene Hamilton, Alderman
Linda Dendy, Alderman
Mildred Mc Quary, Alderman
Rita Langley, Alderman

Town Clerk

Edward B. Norman

Incentives & Taxes

Programs, grants, incentives, and taxes for economic development in Chickasaw County, Mississippi

Local Incentives

The Executive Director of CDF works with the local workforce development programs to match resources with needs. In addition to possible county tax credits or abatements, incentives could include such benefits as infrastructure improvements and specialized workforce training programs.

State Taxes and Incentives

Mississippi's tax rates are lower than those of many other states. In addition, businesses can take advantage of a multitude of incentive, tax credit, and tax abatement programs available at the state level.

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is an excellent resource for information about that state's incentive programs. MDA's Financial Resources Division assists businesses in obtaining grants or loans for development and expansion. It also maintains an up-to-date list of available tax exemptions, incentives, and credits .

Workforce Development

Valuable workforce recruitment and training resources are available. Among them are:

  • The Workforce Enhancement Training Fund, which provides resources to the state's many community colleges to conduct job training programs designed in partnership with companies in the colleges' service areas.
  • The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) in Mississippi, operates over 60 WIN centers across the state. The Itawamba Community College WIN Job Center in Chickasaw County is located at 210 South Monroe Street, Houston, Mississippi. The center offers employment and training services for job seekers.

Itawamba Community College located in Fulton, MS and only 50 miles from Houston, is heavily engaged in providing workforce training services for local businesses and industries. The Itawamba Community College Workforce Training and Development Program is focused on helping potential workers acquire skills matched to the specific needs of local industry. Specialized training that is designed for a specific job is offered to local employers who are hiring for a new plant or retraining their existing workforce.

ICC's workforce training program is second to none in the entire U.S.!

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