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Thank you for your interest in Greater Hattiesburg, where we enjoy exceptional weather, bountiful leisure activities, unique cuisine and a diverse economy. Our college town environment offers an awesome vibe for residents and visitors alike. Accolades continue to pour in for one of the Gulf South’s most prosperous communities. With rapid growth, rising population, top rated schools and superb healthcare, Greater Hattiesburg is on the move.

As you browse through this publication, you will find that Greater Hattiesburg offers a diverse blend of culture and commerce. Nicknamed the “Hub City,” Hattiesburg is a regional nucleus of activity. New Orleans, Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; and the Gulf Coast all lie within a two-hour drive of the city.

With its Southern charm, wonderful climate and university town atmosphere, Hattiesburg is the perfect place to call home. For food enthusiasts, you’ve come to the right spot as Greater Hattiesburg has consistently been ranked among the nation’s Top 50 Restaurant Growth markets.

This year, the Area Development Partnership (ADP) is celebrating its 26th year as the regional Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization in Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties. Our mission is to enhance economic vitality and improve the quality of life for citizens of Greater Hattiesburg. The ADP unites over 860 member companies representing more than 20,000 employees in an effort to enhance the area’s economy and build a better community.

We hope the information found within this business guide and membership directory will entice you to visit or relocate to one of the most intriguing communities in America. Our quality of life is unsurpassed. Please visit us online to further explore Greater Hattiesburg at www.theadp.com.