Why downtown matters

“Downtown is important because it’s the heart and soul of any community.  If you don’t have a healthy downtown, you simply don’t have a healthy town.”

– Ed McMahon, Chair, National Main Street Center Board of Directors.

When you invest in the Downtown Hattiesburg Association (DHA) , you are investing in the future of Hattiesburg. By strengthening existing place-making efforts and serving as a catalyst for economic growth and development by creating a sense of place and pride for the community, DHA is improving the quality of life in Hattiesburg 

Through the Investment Partners program DHA is able to leverage investment dollars and stakeholder influence to effect change. DHA’s  program of work implements a series of short-and-long term projects in the areas of Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion and Organization.    

DHA strives to: ensure there is a vibrant business community in downtown, enhance the appearance of the Main Street District, publicize the shopping and dining opportunities, and plan special events that will draw people to spend time Downtown.

Become an Investment Partner or Business Member today!


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    Payment Method * Mail Check to: DHA P.O. Box 150, Hattiesburg, MS 39403Pay On-line- Click Submit then Click Pay Now at bottom

    Business Members

    100 West 4th Street (collective)

    4 Points Church

    Aides Services Coalition

    American Graphics

    Anderson Design Center

    Association Management Systems, Inc.

    Aurora Consulting Group

    Author Shoppe

    Bliss Bridal

    Bloom’s Company

    Blu Jazz Café

    Bourne Brothers Printing

    Christian Services, Inc.

    Crawford House

    Davis-Morris Law Firm, P.A.

    Deakle & Johnson

    Depot Kitchen and Market

    Dossett GMC

    DREAM of Hattiesburg

    Dukes, Dukes, & Hunter

    Dunbar Real Estate, Inc.

    Economy Supply Co.

    Fairley’s Wings & More


    Flathau’s Fine Foods

    Garner Lumley

    Go Young Fashions

    Hattiesburg Concert Association

    HCS Trading, Inc.

    Hicks Law Firm,PLLC

    Honors College at Southern Miss

    Hub City Stained Glass

    Hub Development

    Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home

    Inslaw Properties


    Laritas House Domestic Abuse Shelter

    Lotus Downtown Spa

    Love Birds Bridal

    Lucky Rabbit

    Main Street Books

    Mason & Magnolia Real Estate

    McElhaney Plumbing

    McKenzie’s on Main

    Mississippi Center for Legal Services

    Moores Funeral Home

    Murky Waters BBQ & Blues


    Nellie’s Chicken & Daiquiries

    Oddfellows Gallery & Antiques

    Parlor Salon- Aveda

    Pearl River Valley Opportunity, Inc.

    Pinebelt Community Foundation

    Preservation Crossing


    ReMax Real Estate, Brenda Lambert

    Ruby Nails

    Sacks Outdoor

    Sacred Heart Catholic School

    Sage Den

    Sales & Marketing  Pinebelt

    Schools Against Vaping

    Southbound Bagel

    Southeast MS Rural Health Initiative

    Southern Anesthesia

    Southern Bone & Joint Specialists, P.A.

    Southern Miss Honors College

    Stage, Style & Study


    Stokes Distributing

    T. Michael Reed, Attorney

    The All-Star Team, Realtors

    The  Family YMCA of SE MS

    Top Notch Embroidery

    Travis & Travis

    Trinity Episcopal Church

    Twin Forks Rising Community Dev. Corp.

    Twin Forks Wine & Provisions

    United Way of Southeast MS

    Vaccination Equity Initiative, MS

    VFW Post 5379, St James Wright


    Danyella Berry

    Jacque & Gary Blackwelder

    Raylawni Branch

    Russ & Brooke Bryan

    George & Barbara Carter

    Rebekah Castilaw

    Jim & Deedre Coll

    Erich Connell

    Richard & Mo Conville

    Steve & Mary Dryden

    Dr. Johnny & Jonice DuPree

    Chad & Catherine Edmonson

    Corey Ferraez

    Harry Goff

    Hermine & Bill Granberry

    Robert & Lynn Hall

    Shawn & Amanda Harris

    Web & Michelle Heidelberg

    Richard Henry

    Jane Kingsafer

    Dr. Joe & Meg Paul

    Xena Proctor

    Theresa Ratti

    Elizabeth Schwartz

    Kate Smith & Hank Mazaleski

    Susan & David Straus

    Sally & Garland Sullivan

    Lynn Sullivan

    Greg & LeighAnn Underwood

    LeeAnne & Ronnie Venable

    Dave & Amy Ware

    Amber Whitaker