Business Assistance


How Can We Help?

Our job is to understand a┬ácompany’s needs, respond promptly, and coordinate the entities and resources necessary for heightened growth in our community. With job retention and creation at our mission’s core, we see growth assistance as a top priority.

Other services include:
PERMITTING ASSISTANCE
SITE SELECTION
GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
WORKFORCE TRAINING
EDUCATION INITIATIVES
SMALL BUSINESS LENDING
DEMOGRAPHICS
PUBLIC / PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
UTILITIES/INFRASTRUCTURE ASSISTANCE
REAL ESTATE MARKETING
TAX AND TAX INCENTIVES ASSISTANCE

Greater Hattiesburg

Why Choose Us?


Diverse Economy Base

Economic Vibrancy


148,916 total population (ESRI 2016)

$3.1 Billion in annual retail sales for 2016

5.5% annual unemployment rate (MDES 2016)

Over 150,000 labor force within 45 minutes

$58,514 average Household income (ESRI 2016)

29.17% Bachelor's degree or higher (ESRI 2016)

Diverse Manufacturing Base

2 of the top 5 high schools in MS

Over 27,000 Higher education students

Hattiesburg named most livable city in America for 2015 (United States Conference of Mayors)

Utility Allies