Rankin First | Economic Development Authority | P.O. Box 129 | Brandon, MS 39043 USA | 601-825-5335
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Quality of Life

“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.”
Peter Marshall

Rankin County is composed of dynamic business leaders, elected officials, organizations, and individuals who have united to provide the framework, guidelines, and strategies that underpin the county’s economic success. Future-focused, they play an integral role in making Rankin County the economic superstar it has become. The excellent quality of life, community image, and pure joy of living and working in Rankin County are a combined result of what our citizenry as a team has produced, promoted, and financed. Rankin County understands that the new economy requires a strategic approach to economic development. We are committed to good public policy and actions that provide encouragement for innovation, entrepreneurship, and a focus on the retention and expansion of existing industries. Fueled by the county’s development efforts and explosive business growth, Rankin County’s progressive leadership has produced the state’s best place to live at the best cost at the time when it matters most.


Rankin County has a rich history of providing a variety of neighborhood identities with a wide choice of housing options. There have been hundreds of millions of dollars invested in new single-family residential construction in Rankin County in recent years and comparable numbers in construction renovations. The area continues to experience a boom in new housing development as the demand increases for suburban living opportunities. Residential development projects offer a broad span of price points for individuals and families of every income level.


From its Atlanta Braves AA baseball team located in a $20 million stadium to its Barnett Reservoir on the Pearl River as a popular spot for all kinds of water recreation to its numerous golf courses and athletic complexes, Rankin County provides a full menu of public recreational opportunities. Families and kids are key elements in our community planning, whether it is in the formation of little league, swim, or soccer teams or in the promotion of crafts festivals and picnics in our parks. Recreation in Rankin County:

City of Brandon (See Parks & Recreation or “Events”)

City of Florence

  • Hemphill Park
  • Ball Fields
  • Soccer Fields

City of Flowood (See “Recreation”)

  • Winners Circle Park
  • The Park on the River

City of Pearl (See “Departments/Events”)

  • Mississippi Braves

City of Pelahatchie(See Events)

  • Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Resort

Town of Puckett

  • Ball Fields
  • Splash Pad

City of Richland

  • Eastside Park
  • Westside Park
  • Ball Fields
  • Soccer Fields

Camping, Boating, Fishing, Hunting:


Rankin County as a part of the Greater Jackson area possesses an abundance of activities, attractions, and events that cater to any taste and predilection. The Greater Jackson area is home to professional ballet, theatre and opera companies, and a statewide symphony orchestra. The capital city is also the U.S. host to the International Ballet Competition, which attracts the world's most talented dancers, and it is an annual site for the World Performance Series, which includes ballet, theatre, dance, and music from some of the premier artists in the world.

The Greater Jackson area has hundreds of restaurants to suit any palate from down-home cooking to haute cuisine; numerous musical offerings that appeal to any interest from honky-tonk to classical; family-oriented activities, from a visit to the Jackson Zoo to a trip to the water park or skating rink; and a nightlife that offers dancing until dawn or a comedy revue show. Festivals, celebrations, and parades take place throughout the year in Greater Jackson and cover a variety of cultural, seasonal,  and historical themes and occasions. Sports – football, baseball, cycling, fishing, golf, tennis, and horse cutting – are all represented with major events, and the Greater Jackson area has a proliferation of recreational facilities that can accommodate any activity and recreation. If you love to shop, you'll love Greater Jackson. The Greater Jackson area has a number of shopping centers located in each community. Major department stores, specialty shops, boutiques, and discount stores are located throughout the Greater Jackson Area and offer an unlimited selection of goods. In addition, craft shows, flea markets, and antique shows are held weekly. Convenience and variety are what shopping is all about in Greater Jackson.


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