Business/economic leaders meet to revitalize downtown

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg downtown business leaders are hoping a new gathering of economic development experts will encourage further revitalization of the downtown area. An annual seminar at the historic train depot today titled, Making it Happen, brought together several dozen business and development leaders from Hattiesburg and other areas to discuss growth of the Hub City's downtown.

Speakers discussed the importance of a vibrant downtown area to the overall economic well-being of a community.

Creating downtown development through cultural events and historic preservation was also discussed.

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