NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) -- What are the first impressions people make when they first visit New Albany?
That's the subject of a study conducted by the Stennis Institute at Mississippi State University.
The findings were presented Tuesday night to residents and city leaders.
Organizers first discussed the positive findings.
"The presence of the hospital, improvements with the park and recreation, great improvements that have taken place in the downtown area, the community college that is here and the historic homes," said Joe Fratesi of the Stennis Institute.
Challenges include controlling future developement and addressing older commercial areas and abandoned properties.
The Stennis Institute will meet with the Main Street Association and the Union County Development Association to address the issues.