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Following WWII, advances in modern farming methods meant fewer jobs for rural Mississippians.In response, the Tupelo Community Development Foundation was formed to bring industrial jobs to LeeCounty. Harry Martin of Tupelo explains. Martin also details how the Community Development Foundation unified the efforts and resources of the cities with those of the rural communities.