Travel Information

Located in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology, and Economic Development Park adjacent to the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville, Mississippi, the HPC² is in a region ripe with wildlife, southern hospitality, tradition and multicultural opportunity. Located within reasonable traveling distances from Jackson, MS; Birmingham, AL; Memphis, TN, New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA and the Gulf Coast, Starkville offers small town atmosphere with big town neighbors. Additional information about Starkville and the surrounding area is available on the Greater Starkville Development Partnership website.

Air Travel

The Golden Triangle Regional (GTR) airport, just 15 minutes from Mississippi State University, serves Starkville and Northeast Mississippi with airline service to world-wide destinations through Atlanta or Memphis via Delta Air Lines. Rental car service is available from Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Taxi and limousine services are also available.

The Starkville Bryan (STF) airport provides easy access to the Starkville area for those traveling via general aviation aircraft.


Starkville offers a variety of lodging options, ranging from the national hotel chains, to the personalized service of local hotels, to the charm of bed and breakfasts. You will find a comprehensive list of area accommodations at GSDP's Where to Stay web page.


From down-home cooking and mouth-watering barbecue, to fine dining and exotic cuisine, Starkville's unique restaurants are sure to please a variety of palates.


The main HPC² and CAVS facilities are located in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology, and Economic Development Park on the north side of the Mississippi State University campus.