Welcome from the EDF Chairman of the Board

On behalf of the board of directors of the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation, I want to welcome you to our community.

The Economic Development Foundation has been instrumental in the growth of the Oxford-Lafayette County community for the past 25 years. Our many accomplishments are the result of persistent work on the part of the EDF staff as well as our partnership with Lafayette County, the City of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and numerous private businesses and individuals who support the EDF in our commitment to increase the economic base of our community.

The unprecedented growth in Oxford is no accident. Twenty-six years ago, a group of forward-thinking business leaders in our community had a choice to make. The choice was to either wait for development to happen, or to grow our community very deliberately. This group of Lafayette County citizens created the EDF in 1992. Their choice to create deliberate growth was a good one. Now 25 years later we stand as a community leading positive growth in Mississippi and the South.

We are proud of our accomplishments over the last 25 years. The economy and the environment are rapidly changing, and it will take innovation by the EDF team to meet the challenges of a new economy. It will take the continued support of our city and county governments as well as private membership to keep our community in the limelight for growth and development. I would like to extend an invitation to you to consider locating or starting your business here in Lafayette County. Our resources and talent abound.

Welcome to our community. We hope that you make it your community, too.


Brad Grantham
2017-2019 Chairman of the Board
Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation