Area's latest economic hotspot? Purvis - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Area's latest economic hotspot? Purvis

More than a dozen new businesses will soon be setting up shop in Purvis.

A six-acre lot on the corner of Highway 589 and U.S. 11 will soon be home to 50,000 to 80,000 square feet of retail space housing 15 to 18 businesses, including a well-known anchor store, officials tell 7 ON YOUR SIDE.

Plans are also in the works for a four-screen cinema.

The property's developer says while the town's 2,200 residents have been able to keep their small-town atmosphere with big-town access a secret, the word is finally getting out.

"We love Purvis, we love the people of Purvis, and it's good to bring this type of economic growth to Purvis," says Charles Nicolosi. "It brings tax dollars and sales tax dollars and you know to grow a city and grow a town, you have to have these things. These are the types of things that do that."

Nicolosi says an old stone house will remain on the property, after residents urged him to keep it because it's a local landmark.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Solar Eclipse Blood Drive in Hattiesburg

    Solar Eclipse Blood Drive in Hattiesburg

    Saturday, August 19 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-08-19 20:16:20 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    United Blood Services is giving donors the opportunity to align their power to make an impact with the needs of the community.

    More >>

    United Blood Services is giving donors the opportunity to align their power to make an impact with the needs of the community.

    More >>
  • Expo celebrates Pine Belt Women in Hattiesburg

    Expo celebrates Pine Belt Women in Hattiesburg

    Saturday, August 19 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-08-19 19:54:47 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    It was a day to celebrate the ladies of the region Saturday at the Pine Belt Women's Expo in Hattiesburg.

    More >>

    It was a day to celebrate the ladies of the region Saturday at the Pine Belt Women's Expo in Hattiesburg.

    More >>
  • USM student charged with sexual battery

    USM student charged with sexual battery

    Saturday, August 19 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-08-19 19:28:01 GMT
    Eric Camp.  Source: Forrest County Sheriff's Department.Eric Camp. Source: Forrest County Sheriff's Department.

    A University of Southern Miss student is facing a felony charge after an incident at a residence hall Friday.

    More >>

    A University of Southern Miss student is facing a felony charge after an incident at a residence hall Friday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly