City of McComb, Miss. Assessment
At the invitation of the Mayor of McComb, TLNC staff conducted an on-site, two-day assessment of the city of McComb and some of the surrounding areas of Pike County. Staff were hosted on a community tour followed by interviews with a cross-section of community’s public and private sector representatives. TLNC staff determined assets which could better contribute to greater economic impact for the city and recommended an implementation strategy. The recommended implementation strategy involved facilitating on-site engagements between community leaders and outside experts covering nine asset categories. Some of the categories included commercial development potential at the three I-55 interchanges; minority entrepreneurship; preservation and repurposing of downtown historic building and low income housing stock.
The two-day, on-site assessment was conducted at no cost to the city of McComb, while the implementation phase was proposed on a fee-for-service basis.