The MMSA economic development resource team operates on three key tenets: utilizing an asset-based approach, addressing the community in a holistic manner, and conducting the exercise in a public forum. First, an assets-based planning approach builds upon the unique assets and qualities a community possesses without trying to make them into some place they are not. Ultimately, this ensures that the plan will be authentic in its nature and affordable in its execution. Second, the holistic approach utilized in the MMSA charrette includes varying degrees of emphasis on four components:
Each of the above-noted components correspond to the Main Street Four Point Approach: 1) Economic Vitality, 2) Promotions, 3) Design, and 4) Organization, respectively.
Please call 601-944-0113 to request more information on selecting an economic development resource program for your community.
MISSISSIPPI MAIN STREET PROJECTS
Covington County (Collins, Mt. Olive and Seminary)
Hancock County (Bay St. Louis and Waveland)
Hinds County (Belhaven, Clinton, Raymond)