Golden Triangle (Mississippi)
The "triangle" is formed by the cities of Columbus, Starkville, and West Point and their respective counties, accounting for a population of over 128,000 people. The term was created to encourage greater economic ties between the three cities and counties (Lowndes, Oktibbeha, and Clay).
The three cities share an airport (third largest in Mississippi), Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
From before statehood until 2012, Columbus was the largest city of the Mississippi Golden Triangle, but a collapse of manufacturing in Columbus in the 1990s and many factors including rapid growth associated with Mississippi State University has led Starkville to surpass Columbus in population. A recent industrial boom of manufacturing companies locating at the Golden Triangle Industrial Park in Lowndes County has led to a resurgence in the Columbus area. Columbus is also the home of Columbus Air Force Base and Mississippi University for Women.
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