Hattisburg is a college town, home to the University of Southern Mississippi, and also is one of the most progressive areas in the state. Its low cost of living, favorable business climate, recreational and cultural attractions, and community and social services contribute to its outstanding quality of life.
Hattiesburg has developed a pro-business culture and low cost structure deeply rooted in a strong and diverse economy. Just south of the city is Camp Shelby, the largest National Guard training base east of the Mississippi River.
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