Hattiesburg accredited as Main Street America program

By STAFF REPORTS,

Hattiesburg has been designated as being accredited as a Main Street America community  for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and the Mississippi Main Street Association.

The Hub City joins 42 other community groups from across the state receiving this designation.

Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program recognizes these  Main Street America programs for their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revital-

ization through the Main Street Approach.

There are currently 840 nationally-accredited Main Street America programs. Several Mississippi communities were recognized among the 288 Main Street America affiliate programs in recognition of their commitment to achieving meaningful improvements in downtowns.