City making improvements to further economy

Published 7:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2014

Efforts of many organizations have provided excellent work to improve the aesthetics of the city and thereby further our economic development.

Thursday afternoon, the Lion’s Club saw the fruits of their labor installed on the corner of Goodyear Boulevard and Main Street, a new sign identifying the Historic Downtown District of Picayune.

This installation was possible through the work of the club receiving donations from Nissan of Picayune, Mississippi Power Company, Citizens on Patrol, Knights of Columbus, City Manager Jim Luke, McDonald, Patch and Bryan PLLC, Stewart Insurance Agency LLC, Progressive Waste Solutions, Team Picayune, Picayune Main Street, Fr. Jon Filkins, council member Wayne Gouguet, The Pigott Agency and Ford Realty Inc.

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Through the donations of those organizations, $4,825 was collected to install this sign. While not all of that money was required to purchase and install this sign, the remainder will be used to further enhance the area.

Picayune Main Street has also completed projects recently. Just before the Street Festival took place, they repainted the clock at the intersection of Main and Canal Streets, repainted or installed new trash receptacles and painted the curbs along West Canal Street.

Work like this will help the city market itself as a prime location for businesses to set up shop.

The push to further Picayune and Pearl River County’s economic development has been ongoing for the past several years. These improvements will help Picayune put its best foot forward as that work attracts companies looking to locate their business near the Gulf Coast.

Our city has so much to offer any one of those companies. Some of our attractions include a hard working population, close proximity to the Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines and major cities such as Biloxi, Gulfport and New Orleans.

We want to thank all of the individuals and organizations that work to beautify our city.