Diverse Business Amenities

What makes Harrison County beautifully productive? The spirit of the people for one. You won’t find a more dedicated workforce. Then there’s our new infrastructure, all built in the last 10 years to the strictest FEMA construction standards. Power lines, cable and internet are underground for unobstructed views and no power disruption. The advantages continue with the blend of talents and resources in the five cities within Harrison County. Each contributes uniquely while working together to provide opportunities not readily found in most communities.

Construction

Logistics

26 miles of coastline. Easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. From shipbuilding to warehousing, Harrison County has everything you need for importing and exporting. 

Military Presence

Air Force, Navy, National Guard and Coast Guard bases including the Keesler Air Force Base and the Naval Construction Battalion Center contribute to both our quality of life and our economy.

Tourism

With beaches, casinos and golf courses, tourism is beneficial for many business sectors, especially service-related businesses. 

Taxes

Our tax structure is one of the more advantageous in the US for both business and individuals. 

Industries

While we provide a home for any industry to thrive, businesses that require a port or logistics, warehousing or transporting, find an ideal fit here.

Defense  | Aerospace  |  Marine/Shipbuilding  |  Logistics/Distribution  |  Advance Materials   |  Chemical

Harrison County Development Commission
12281 Intraplex Parkway
Gulfport, MS 39503
228.896.5020

Jimmy Levens

Jimmy Levens

President
Jimmy Levens Builders
Appointed by Harrison County, District 3
Warren Conway

Warren Conway

Vice President
Conway Attorney at Law
Appointed by Harrison County, District 4
John "Shorty" Sneed

John “Shorty” Sneed

Treasurer
Bancorp South Insurance Services, Inc.
Appointed by City of Gulfport
Mark Schloegel

Mark Schloegel

Secretary
Appointed by State of Mississippi, Governor
John W. Atherton

John W. Atherton

Mississippi Power Company, Retired
Appointed by Board of Supervisors, District 2
Sharon Bentz Mustered

Sharon Bentz Mustered

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
Appointed by State of Mississippi, Governor
Jennifer Burke

Jennifer Burke

Appointed by City of Pass Christian
Frank Castiglia, Jr.

Frank Castiglia, Jr.

Mississippi Power Company
Appointed by City of Long Beach
Rip Daniels

Rip Daniels

Appointed by Harrison County, District 1
Brian Gollott

Brian Gollott

Gollott & Sons Seafood, Inc.
Appointed by City of D’Iberville
Cliff Kirkland

F. Cliff Kirkland

City of Biloxi Chief Civil Innovation and Development Officer
Appointed by City of Biloxi
Sam LaRosa, Jr.

Sam LaRosa, Jr.

Piltz, Williams, LaRosa & Company, Retired Partner
Appointed by Harrison County, District 5
Bill Lavers

Bill Lavers

Executive Director
Don Clark

Don Clark

Consultant
Marcia A. Crawford

Marcia A. Crawford

Director, Marketing & Relocation
Michelle Fitts

Michelle Fitts

Executive Assistant
Shannon Haynes

Shannon Haynes

Project Manager
Brandi Hough

Brandi Hough

Director, Business Development
Alexis Lognion

Alexis Lognion

Director of Finance
Keith Peebles

Keith Peebles

Operations & Maintenance Specialist
Sage Rowell

Sage Rowell

Utility Technician
Lee Barnes

Lee Barnes

Special Projects Coordinator
Alyssa Castillo

Alyssa Castillo

Intern, Gulfport High School
Jayden Magee

Jayden Magee

Intern, Gulfport High School