The Howard Technology Park is poised to spark economic growth throughout the Gulf region. Shaped by consulting firm Holman and Associates and a taskforce that included Jones County Economic Development Authority, Howard Industries and Mississippi Power, the new park has emphasized a different approach to utility, communications and transportation infrastructure. The park is fully wired with fiber optic cable making it capable of adequately supporting advanced telecommunications and high speed internet. Its proximity to Interstate 59, other roadways, rail, and the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport, provide immediate access to vital transportation links. 

The Howard Technology Park has two catalysts. The first is the 150,000-square foot manufacturing plant for Howard Computers. The second is The Jones County Junior College Advanced Technology Center, administrated by Jones County Junior College. In their own way, these two anchors support the park’s dynamic growth. 

The Howard Technology Park is a key ingredient in our region’s rise to greater economic strength and growth.