Hattiesburg boasts a strong retail sales market with about $2.5 billion annually, with the city ranking 2nd in the state in total sales.

Hattiesburg ranked in the top 20 of the “Restaurant Growth Index” by Neilson in 2011.

Greater Hattiesburg has nearly 27,000 college students within a 30 mile radius.

Forbes lists the city as one of the “Best Small Places for Business and Careers.” (2011)

According to the Census Bureau in 2012, Greater Hattiesburg is one of the 50 fastest growing MSA’s in the country.