Development Foundation
P.O. Box 145, Belzoni, MS 39038
662-247-4838  fax 662-247-4805 
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To paraphrase President John F. Kennedy, "Ask not what Belzoni and Humphreys County can do for you, but ask what you can do for Belzoni and Humphreys County." To continue to move our county forward, we must all be involved and work together for the common good of all residents.

The foundation is working to recruit jobs for this area. We are working with the Mississippi Development Authority's community retail program. The establishment of retail stores can be as important economically to Humphreys County as being able to secure a manufacturing facility. Meaningful manufacturing projects are few and far between in today's environment of high labor costs and offshore production. By seeking compatible retail outlets, Humphreys County can provide jobs, which will provide salaries as well as services to our residents. The sales tax receipts, which come from these salaries and services, will add to the revenues of our county. The additional revenues will increase our community's ability to better provide for our citizens by having the funds to improve the infrastructure, thereby improving the quality of life for all.

The foundation is working to promote tourism. Our county is the "best kept secret in the Delta" and we want to reverse that and let our secret be known throughout the Delta, Mississippi and the United States . We are a great tourism destination with the Catfish Museum , Jaketown Museum , Mama's Dream World, Wister Gardens , not to mention the great hunting opportunities that we have here. The foundation is promoting all of these tourist attractions and more. Plans are well underway to make the 2009 Catfish Festival bigger and better that it has been in the past. New committee chairs have been appointed and they are hard at work.

The Foundation will be hosting a First Impressions planning session in the very near future. This is an ideal time to join and give your input and work to improve our county.

The Foundation needs volunteers and financial support to continue to make our county a better place to live, work, and raise our families. The Foundation is open to anyone that would like to work to better our quality of life. Individual memberships start at $50 per year, churches/organizations $100 per year and business memberships begin at $300 per year.

Benefits of membership in the Belzoni-Humphreys Development Foundation:

  • Joining together with other individuals and businesses to financially support and volunteer to make Humphreys County a better place to live and work.

  • Have your business website listed on the Belzoni-Humphreys Development Foundation website free of charge.

  • Buy your office supplies from Office Depot and save 30 to 40% with free shipping.

  • Free seminars for BHDF members only.