The Area Development Partnership’s service area covers Forrest, Lamar and Perry Counties, including the City of Hattiesburg and the City of Petal. The ADP provides Economic and Community Development as well as Chamber of Commerce services to this three-county area. By working together, the combined efforts of the public sector and the ADP provide the best possible resources for the continued success of Greater Hattiesburg.
In 2016, the Area Development Partnership implemented a community-wide, five year initiative to guide and stimulate economic and community growth in Greater Hattiesburg.The Pinnacle Campaign as it is known, was developed in 2015 by more than 100 key corporate and community leaders from across Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties. This comprehensive program is a bold initiative to bring our corporate and community leadership together with our public officials to foster growth in Greater Hattiesburg. The five-year comprehensive plan can be viewed below.