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Visiting the IGBB

The IGBB occupies two buildings.  The business office, the director's office, and the supercomputer facility are located in the Malcolm A. Portera HPC Center in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology, and Economic Development Park adjacent to the MS State campus.  The IGBB Laboratories and offices for IGBB scientific staff are found in the Pace Building on the MS State campus.

Portera HPC Center

Physical Address
IGBB
Portera HPC Center
2 Research Boulevard
Starkville, MS  39759
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Mailing Address
IGBB
Portera HPC Center
Box 9627
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9627

Phone/Fax
Phone:  662-325-8278
Fax: 662-325-7692


Director's Address
Dr. Peterson's physical and mailing addresses are as listed above.
His office in the Portera HPC Center is A131. 
Phone: 662-325-2747
E-mail: peterson@igbb.msstate.edu

Portera HPC Center
Portera HPC Center - Home of the HPC², IGBB Director's Office, & Business Office

Pace Seed Building - Home of the IGBB Laboratories

Pace Building

Physical Address
IGBB
Pace Seed Technology Building
650 Stone Blvd.
P.O. Box 6040, Mailstop 9758
Mississippi State, MS  39762
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Visitor Information

If you would like to visit the IGBB, please give us a call or send us a message (see Contact Us) so that we can help you get the most out of your visit.

STARKVILLE

The IGBB is a vital part of Mississippi State University which is located in the beautiful "college town" of Starkville.  Starkville is a three hour drive from Memphis, TN and roughly 2.5 hours from Jackson, MS and Birmingham, AL.

To learn more about Starkville, visit the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

FLYING TO MISSISSIPPI STATE/STARKVILLE

The nearest airport to Starkville/Mississippi State is the Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus, MS.  The Golden Triangle Regional Airport's three letter airport code is "GTR."  The GTR Airport is approximately 10 miles from the Mississippi State University campus.  GTR has several direct flights from/to Atlanta (ATL) and Memphis (MEM) each day.  Rental cars are available at the GTR airport from Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Taxi and limousine services are also available..

The table below provides distance, drive time, and airport information for some of the larger towns & cities "near" Starkville.

Destination Population Distance from Starkville Drive time Local Commercial Airport
Starkville, Mississippi 23,888 n/a n/a Golden Triangle Regional, GTR
Memphis, Tennessee 1,316,100* 185 mi 3 h 2 min Memphis International, MEM
Birmingham, Alabama 1,212,848* 141 mi 2 h 24 min Birmingham International, BHM
Jackson, Mississippi 539,057* 127 mi 2 h 13 min Jackson Municipal, JAN
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 210,839* 83 mi 1 h 30 min Birmingham International, BHM
Tupelo, Mississippi 134,161* 66 mi 1 h 24 min Tupelo Regional, TUP
Meridian, Mississippi 39,968 99 mi 1 h 46 min Meridian Regional, MEI
Atlanta, Georgia 5,268,860* 285 mi 4 h 48 min  Atlanta International Airport, ATL
 
 *Metropolitan area        

STARKVILLE HOTELS/MOTELS

COMFORT SUITES
801 Russell Street
Starkville, MS 39759
662-324-9595
DAYS INN & SUITES
119 Highway 12 West
Starkville, MS 39759
662-324-5555 or 800-528-1234
HAMPTON INN
700 Highway 12 East
Starkville, MS 39759
662-324-1333
   
HILTON GARDEN INN
975 HWY 12 East
Starkville, Mississippi, 39759
662-615-9664; Fax: 662-615-9665
HISTORIC HOTEL CHESTER
101 N. Jackson Street
Starkville, MS 39759
662-323-5005 or Toll Free 866.325.5005
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
110 Hwy 12 West
Starkville, MS 39759
662-324-0076 or 800-465-4329
   
MICROTEL STARKVILLE BUDGET HOTELS
1121 Highway 182 East
Starkville, MS 39759
662-615-0700