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ECPDD SERVICE AREA

EAST CENTRAL PLANNING &

DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

"Assisting Local Units of government".

East Central Planning and Development District (ECPDD), located in Newton, Mississippi, is one of ten PDD’s in the State. It was officially designated in 1968 by the Economic Development Administration as a result of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965.

ECPDD serves nine (9) counties and thirty-one (31) municipalities, providing a wide range of technical assistance and services to help promote economic growth and to provide better job opportunities for the area. The District assists the towns and counties with economic and community development efforts, with emphasis on planning, developing and coordinating local and regional projects and programs; interpretation of federal and state regulations and guidelines; preparation of grant applications; and project and program administration.   

ECPDD is designated as an Economic Development District by the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, a Local Development District by the Appalachian Regional Commission, and was appointed an official regional planning organization by the State of Mississippi. The District is also the Area Agency on Aging, a State Data Center Affiliate and serves as planning staff for the the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. In addition, the District operates Revolving Loan Fund Programs to assist new and expanding businesses and industries.


 

 

NESHOBA COUNTY

City of Philadelphia


Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians


NEWTON COUNTY

Town of Decatur

​Town of Chunky

Town of Hickory

City of Newton

Town of Union


SCOTT COUNTY

City of Forest

City of Morton

​Town of Lake

Town of Sebastopol


SMITH COUNTY

Town of Raleigh

​Town of Mize

​Town of Polkville

​Town of Sylvarena

Town of Taylorsville





CLARKE COUNTY

City of Quitman

Town of Enterprise 

Town of Shubuta

Town of Stonewall

​Village of Pachuta


JASPER COUNTY

City of Bay Springs

Town of Heidelberg

Town of Louin

Town of Montrose


KEMPER COUNTY

Town of DeKalb

​Town of Scooba


LAUDERDALE COUNTY

City of Meridian

​Town of Marion


LEAKE COUNTY

City of Carthage

Town of Lena

Town of Walnut Gove