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New businesses to help with Hattiesburg's economy

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HATTIESBURG, MS -

Business is booming in Hattiesburg, and several stores opened in April and will continue to do so for the next few months.

The sales taxes from these businesses are a major source of revenue for the city. According to the 2014 city audit, sales taxes are the leading source of revenue for the city with 28 percent.

Several businesses like the Weekender clothing store have opened up and other businesses like the Bottling Company are under construction.

“I think it’s going to be great for Hattiesburg, it’s going to be awesome for downtown and we are excited to be a part of everything that is growing down here,” Bottling Company event coordinator Kelly Wagner said.

After being closed for two years, the Bottling Company will re-open in May and get used for events like weddings, birthday parties and concerts.

“We just thought it would be great to have another event venue because we are so limited here in Hattiesburg,” Wagner said.

These businesses are also great for the city because they help the economy. The audit said sales taxes have increased since 2010 and surpassed per-recession levels in 2009.  

“The citizens that support downtown Hattiesburg are advocates for it, it’s a beautiful relationship we have with them,” Weekender owner Adam Myrick said.

Other businesses like the Cross Creek Village apartment complex are getting built by Highway 98 and will have people move in during May. 

On Hardy Street, a new burger place called the Cookout is under construction and a county western store called Cavenders will also be built.

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