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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    Business Members

    Aides Services Coalition

    American Graphics

    Anderson Design Center

    Association Management Systems, Inc.

    Automotive Glass

    Author Shoppe

    Bliss Bridal

    Blu Jazz Café

    Bloom’s: A Garden Shop

    Bourne Brothers Printing

    Christian Services, Inc.

    Clyde Bryant Insurance Agency

    Crawford House

    Davis-Morris Law Firm, P.A.

    Deakle & Johnson

    Depot Kitchen and Market

    Dossett GMC

    Dr. Greer Whitacre


    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

    Hburg Public School District Foundation

    Hattiesburg Concert Association

    HCS Trading, Inc.

    Hicks Law Firm,PLLC

    Honors College at Southern Miss

    Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home

    Inslaw Properties


    Launch Mississippi

    Lotus Downtown Spa


    Love Birds Bridal

    Main Street Books

    McElhaney Plumbing

    McKenzie’s on Main

    Mississippi Center for Legal Services

    Mississippi Music

    Oddfellows Gallery

    Parlor Salon- Aveda

    Pearl River Valley Opportunity

    Pinebelt Community Foundation

    Preservation Crossing


    ReMax Real Estate, Brenda Lambert

    Ruby Nails

    Sacred Heart Catholic School

    Schools Against Vaping

    Southbound Bagel

    Southeast MS Rural Health Initiative


    South MS Genealogical & Historical Society

    Southern Bone & Joint Specialists, P.A.

    Southern Miss Honors College

    Stage, Style & Study

    Stokes Distributing

    T. Michael Reed, Attorney

    Thrivent Financial

    Top Notch Embroidery

    Travis & Travis

    Trinity Episcopal Church

    Twin Forks Rising Community Dev. Corp.

    United Way of Southeast MS

    Vaccination Equity Initiative, MS

    VFW Post 5379, St James Wright 



    Jacque & Gary Blackwelder

    Raylawni & Alfred Branch

    Ken Brown

    Russ & Brooke Bryan

    Jim & Deedre Coll

    Richard & Mo Conville

    Charles Cullefer

    Steve & Mary Dryden

    Chad & Catherine Edmonson

    Corey Ferraez

    Harry Goff

    Hermine & Bill Granberry

    Robert & Lynn Hall

    Shawn & Amanda Harris

    Richard Henry

    Jane Kingsafer

    Kenny Lance

    Susan Higgs & Chad Miller

    Joe & Meg Paul

    Xena Proctor

    Theresa Ratti

    Kate Smith & Hank Mazaleski

    Susan & David Straus

    Sally & Garland Sullivan

    Lynn Sullivan

    Dee & Toddy Tatum

    Greg & LeighAnn Underwood

    LeeAnne & Ronnie Venable