Yalobusha County Economic Development District

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About the Yalobusha County Economic Development District

About Us

Helping businesses discover the many opportunities available in Yalobusha County is the primary goal of the Yalobusha Economic Development District (YEDD). The YEDD director and board members are ready to help enterprises that would like to explore Yalobusha County as a site for new or expanded facilities.

Much helpful, basic information is available through this website. When more specialized information or guidance is needed, it’s just a phone call or e-mail message away. If your business is considering Yalobusha County as a place to locate or grow, we encourage you to get in touch.


We offer these core services for site developers and local businesses:

Our Director

Bob Tyler, Executive Director of YEDDBob Tyler is a former assistant coach to Johnny Vaught of Ole Miss and Paul “Bear” Bryant of Alabama. More recently, he served as Deputy Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks.

Phone: (662) 473-8899
E-mail: director@yalobushacountymississippi.com

The YEDD Board 

Members of the Yalobusha Economic Development District board are volunteers appointed by the county supervisors and the mayors of the county’s municipalities. The board hires the YEDD director and assists in seeking out suitable industries and businesses that would like to locate in an area with rural roots and a progressive attitude. The following individuals comprise the current board:

  • George Booker, Contractor
  • Mack Dudly, Truck driver
  • YEDD Board MembersEarl Gibson, Controller, Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association
  • Ray Hawkins
  • Mary Lucia Holloway, Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial, formerly American Express, Inc (Retired)
  • Keith Miller, Manufacturing Engineering Technician, Borgwarner Drivetrain Systems
  • Eddie Ray, Chairman, Mechanics Savings Bank
  • Margaret D. Ross, Librarian, Belhaven College (Retired)
  • Jan Dean Wortham, Supervisor, Mississippi Department of Education (Retired)

Yalobusha Economic Development District
PO Box 642
Water Valley, MS 38695