Community Resources

Whether you only visit Laurel or choose to call our beautiful city your home, #WeAreLaurel!

extension COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE
The Mississippi State University Extension Service provides research-based information, educational programs, and technology transfer focused on issues and needs of the people of Mississippi, enabling them to make informed decisions about their economic, social, and cultural well-being.
http://msucares.com/
LMS_LOGO LAUREL MAIN STREET
The focus of Laurel Main Street is the preservation and economic growth of Laurel’s Central Business District, bounded at the north by 5th St., south by Carroll Gartin Boulevard, east by Front Street and west by Beacon Street. Laurel Main Street is a unique but effective approach to economic development through preservation. Using the four-point approach of organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring, Main Street communities boost local business from the city center outward.
http://laurelmainstreet.com
eda_jones_logo-BW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF JONES COUNTY
In Jones County, we succeed because we are committed to our relationships with our municipalities, county supervisors, business leaders, community members and visitors. Come join us and see what Jones County really has to offer. We’re sure you will agree with us, “Jones County, Now this is living!”
http://www.jonescounty.com
welcome LAUREL WELCOME CENTER
An excellent place to begin your stay in the City Beautiful is the Laurel Welcome Center!
Located in the old First National Bank on Central Avenue, you can find information on sights, activities, lodging and restaurants in Laurel and Jones County. You’ll receive personalized help from a representative who stands ready to answer your questions. You may also browse the racks of our complimentary brochures from area businesses and attractions or pick up a walking tour of historic, downtown Laurel.
6383b1_4114981423ef4335b754237b37de576f PEARL RIVER VALLEY OPPORTUNITY
Pearl River Valley Opportunity, Inc. is the local community action agency. They offer programs that help low income and the working poor. Receive assistance for paying bills, and information on ways to become self-sufficient over the long term. Programs offered by the agency include: Prescription drug assistance, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, rent and mortgage assistance, Senior programs and Community Services Block Grants. For more information, call 601.428.3171
RENAISSANCE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND
Renaissance’s commercial lending programs can assist start-up and established businesses with their financing needs. Loans to new and existing businesses can be used for such things as: Working Capital, Leasehold Improvements, Equipment, Real Estate and more. The Dream Fund offers individuals and families a chance at the American dream of home ownership. The READY Loan Fund provides funding for modifications to existing homes for energy efficiency upgrades, ADA modifications and fortification against future storms and disasters. For more information, call 228.896.3386 or www.rclfms.com
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (SMPDD) – YOUTH WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAM
Participate in SMPDD’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act For more information, call 228.896.3386 or www.rclfms.com