GTR Development Link Lands Major Awards

Golden Triangle, Mississippi – Southern Business and Development Magazine has released its 2016 Best of Economic Development in the South ratings.
The Golden Triangle was awarded top rankings in the following categories:

Best Small Market in the Mid-South for the Aerospace Industry – Columbus, Miss.
Best Small Markets in the Mid-South for the Automotive Industry – Columbus, Miss.
Best Megasites for the Mid-South – GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park & The Crossroads Megasite – Columbus, Miss.


More than 60 sub-categories are compiled and ranked annually for each state and economic developers and partners around the region voted on each.

“This is the short-list for successful places for economic development and growth,” said Brenda Lathan, Senior VP of Economic Development at the Golden Triangle Development LINK. “The professionals that vote on these are the best of the best, and they know economic quality.”

According to its website, for 24 years, Southern Business & Development has covered economic development in the 15-state American South. The magazine, its four websites and its owner Michael Randle, have been quoted and/or featured on CNN, AP, Time, ABC News, NBC News, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, The Huffington Post, Bloomberg, Yahoo, Al Jazeera, BBC, Reuters, BusinessWeek, Forbes and in dozens of other online and print media properties such as The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, USA Today, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.

SB&D is the only media property that covers economic development in the American South, the world’s fourth-largest economy. For more information, visit

The Golden Triangle Development LINK is the regional economic development organization for Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties. Located in northeast Mississippi, the LINK’s current record of investment totals $5.4 billion and more than 5,800 jobs.

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