About Harrison County

The Harrison County Development Commission was created in 1958 for the promotion and development of harbors, seaports, industrial sites and other related facilities.  

Of the six South Mississippi counties, Harrison County has the largest population and the greatest number of cities. It is bordered on the east by industrialized Jackson County, on the west by Hancock County and the John C. Stennis Space Center, to the north by Stone County and to the south by the Gulf of Mexico.

This strategic central position has been largely responsible for Harrison County’s business diversity. Part of the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan statistical area, the County has a wide mix of business specialties: retail, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare research, composite technology and shipbuilding.

Harrison County, MS is made up of five cities: Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi and D’Iberville with each city contributing its own industries, amenities and character.

 


Staff

B Laver NEW

Bill Lavers

Executive Director
M Crawford

Marcia Crawford

Director, Marketing & Relocation
Lori Frazier

Lori Frazier

Director, Finance & HR
B Hough NEW

Brandi Hough

Director, Business Development
M McGraw NEW

Michelle McGraw

Relationship Manager
J Gibson

Jason Gibson, P.E.

Director of Engineering Services
G Byrd

George Byrd

Utility Technician
J Calcote

Jason Calcote

Utility Technician
J Miller

Jeremy Miller

Utility Technician
Pam Washington

Pamela Washington

Utility Billing and Project Management Specialist
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Harrison County Development Commission
12281 Intraplex Parkway
Gulfport, MS 39503
228.896.5020

Frank Castiglia, Jr.

Frank Castiglia, Jr.

President
Mississippi Power (ret.)
Appointed by City of Long Beach
Jimmy Levens

Jimmy Levens

Vice President & Interim Treasurer
JLB Construction, LLC
Appointed by Harrison County, District 3
Windy Swetman

Windy Swetman III

Secretary
Swetman Security Service
Appointed by Harrison County, District 5
O Bailey Jr

Ollie Bailey, Jr.

Commissioner
Ollie Bailey, State Farm Agency
Appointed by City of Pass Christian
J Carter

John Carter

Commissioner
Century 21 J. Carter & Company
Appointed by Office of the Governor
Warren Conway

Warren Conway

Commissioner
Conway Attorney at Law
Appointed by Harrison County, District 4
Rip Daniels

Rip Daniels

Commissioner
JZ 94.5
Appointed by Harrison County, District 1
Brian Gollott

Brian Gollott

Commissioner
Gollott & Sons Seafood, Inc.
Appointed by City of D’Iberville
M Leonard

Michael Leonard

Commissioner
City of Biloxi
Appointed by City of Biloxi
J Moody

James Moody

Commissioner
BXS Insurance
Appointed by Governor of Mississippi
Mark Schloegel

Mark Schloegel

Commissioner
Convention Display Service
Appointed by Harrison County, District 2
B Thornton

Billy Thornton

Commissioner
Mississippi Power
Appointed by City of Gulfport
B Laver NEW

Bill Lavers

Executive Director
M Crawford

Marcia Crawford

Director, Marketing & Relocation
Lori Frazier

Lori Frazier

Director, Finance & HR
B Hough NEW

Brandi Hough

Director, Business Development
M McGraw NEW

Michelle McGraw

Relationship Manager
J Gibson

Jason Gibson, P.E.

Director of Engineering Services
G Byrd

George Byrd

Utility Technician
J Calcote

Jason Calcote

Utility Technician
J Miller

Jeremy Miller

Utility Technician
Pam Washington

Pamela Washington

Utility Billing and Project Management Specialist