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Tupelo, MS

Tupelo: On the Move - 6/24/2008
If you have never visited Tupelo, MS, I would recommend it as a stop in the deep South. Tupelo is rich in heritage and has become an economic hub for the Midsouth region. As the birthplace and childhood home of Elvis Presley, there are several museums and other unique events happening consistently. Tupelo is a small city of about 40,000 residents, in a metro area of around 150,000. However, with Tupelo being the economic hub of the region, including all of North Mississippi, much of West Alabama and some of Southwest Tennessee, it appears to be much larger than it actually is. An urban renewal project of the downtown area has turned it into a modern picture of vitality, with trendy WiFi restaurants and high tech office facilities. There are many restaurants and shopping venues for this size town. The schools are ranked as some of the top in the nation, with Tupelo High School's athletic program recently being recognized in the top 5 programs in the nation. Housing is affordable, compared to the national average, and the people are among the friendliest in the world. If that wasn't enough, the economy is about to get another shot in the arm, with Toyota building a major assembly plant about 10 miles west of town. That, coupled with a hospital system that employs over 6,000 people, makes Tupelo's economic future extremely vibrant. If you're looking to move the the Midsouth region, I would recommend a look at Tupelo, MS.

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