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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
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: dp127@msstate.edu



Pace Building

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


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.

Traveling 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) 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

Memphis, Tennessee

1,317,314*

185 mi

3 h 2 min

Memphis International, MEM

Birmingham, Alabama

1,128,047*

141 mi

2 h 24 min

Birmingham International, BHM

Jackson, Mississippi

539,057*

127 mi

2 h 13 min

Jackson Municipal, JAN

Tupelo, Mississippi

139,671*

66 mi

1 h 24 min

Tupelo Regional, TUP

Meridian, Mississippi

107,449*

99 mi

1 h 46 min

Meridian Regional, MEI

Atlanta, Georgia

5,710,795*

287 mi

4 h 30 min 

Atlanta International Airport, ATL

 

 *Metropolitan area



Starkville Hotels/Motels

COMFORT SUITES
801 Russell Street
Starkville, MS 39759
662-324-9595

MARRIOTT COURTYARD
100 Mercantile Street
Starkville, MS 39759
662-338-3116

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

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES
982 Highway 12 East
Starkville, MS 39759
662-270-4100

MICROTEL STARKVILLE BUDGET HOTELS
1121 Highway 182 East
Starkville, MS 39759
662-615-0700

 

RED ROOF INN
410 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive East
Starkville, MS 39759
937-328-4220

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The IGBB is an HPC² member center.