Downtown Hattiesburg is soliciting responses to this request for qualifications for grant compliance services regarding Mississippi Main Street Revitalization Grant Program funds from the Department of Finance and Administration from an allocation received by the State of Mississippi under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

All responses to this request should be submitted by email to:

Andrea Saffle, Downtown Hattiesburg Association Executive Director at with the subject: “RFQ: Downtown Roadmap Vision Plan” by Thursday, Nov. 30, at 5:00 p.m. CST.

This project will span from December 2023 to June 2024. The allocated budget for this project is up to $65,000 and aims to develop a comprehensive strategy focusing on retail gap analysis, retail recruitment, streetscape design, and economic vitality strategies for the commercial business district in downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Note: Applicants should provide a detailed understanding and strategic analysis of the demographics of Hattiesburg, Miss., including national and/or regional trends on successful strategies for similar sized locales where applicable.

Scope of Services

The selected agency will collaborate with Downtown Hattiesburg to provide:

  • Retail Gap Analysis
  • Retail Recruitment Strategy
  • Streetscape and Design Facades Strategy and Concepts
  • Communication, Branding, and Promotions Strategy that focuses on brand enhancement to elevate the downtown district as an attractive locale for commercial and residential investment
  • Any supplementary services based on best practices in downtown development and mixed-use projects