Originally settled for its proximity to the Pearl River, Monticello is now a haven for a variety of industries. From the beginning, agriculture has played a large role and corn, soybeans and cattle have been important products. Being located in the heart of the Pine Belt, the lumber related industry has Originally settled for its proximity to the Pearl River, Monticello is now a haven for a variety of been a large contribution to the economy of Monticello/Lawrence County.
Rail Service is provided by Illinois Central Gulf, Airports providing both passenger and freight service are located in Jackson, 60 miles to the north, Hattiesburg, 60 miles east, landing strips in Prentiss, 15 miles east and Brookhaven, 20 miles west.
Atlas Manufacturing engineers and manufactures industry leading water screens and clamshell buckets & grapples.
Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading makers of tissue, pulp, packaging, building products and related chemicals.