HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - The Area Development Partnership is hoping to give the greater Hattiesburg area a competitive edge when it comes to economic growth.
It turns out "Competitive Edge" is the name of the organization's new five year fundraising campaign. The goal of the campaign is to fund several initiatives such as job creation, the recruitment of new companies to the Hattiesburg region and community and University relations to name a few.
Co-chairing the campaign leadership council are Lawrence Warren and Warren Hood. The A-D-P currently has eleven hundred corporate and private members. Chad Newell is the President of the economic development organization.
Newell said, "So we will be in a fund raising mode over the next several months and intend to wrap up the campaign by years end. So that we have suitable funding in place to sustain the organization for the next five years."
Competitive Edge is the third such fund raising initiative for the A-D-P.