Tax Forms

Interested in expanding your business? Harrison County and the state of Mississippi are dedicated to fostering new and existing businesses. A variety of tax incentives are available on the local and state levels.

Applications for a Free Port Exemption must be submitted to the Harrison County Development Commission and approved by both Commission Board and Harrison County Board of Supervisors.

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Incentives and Benefits Form

The Harrison County Development Commission provides incentives and benefits to businesses of all sizes. To learn more about how we can help you relocate to an environment primed for growth, fill out the form below and submit it to us via email or post to receive your custom incentives package.

We look forward to helping your business become more beautifully productive on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

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Data for Incentive Proposal

Applicants are invited to complete the form and submit to either or mail to

Attn: Director of Business Development
Harrison County Development Commission
12281 Intraplex Parkway,
Gulfport, MS 39503.

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Free Port Warehouse License

Mississippi law allows eligible warehouses, public or private, a license to operate as a free port warehouse. (from Mississippi Department of Revenue)

Inventory and their movement must be registered with the Commission in order to maintain this license.

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Free Port Warehouse Application

A full exemption from property taxes may be granted at the discretion of the Harrison County Board of Supervisors and/or City Council (depending on location) on personal property being held and stored prior to transport to a final destination outside Mississippi. The exemption, for personal property shipped out-of-state, may be granted for local property taxes and may be granted for any period recommended by the Harrison County Board of Commissioners and approved by the governing authority.

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Harrison County Development Commission
12281 Intraplex Parkway
Gulfport, MS 39503

Frank Castiglia, Jr.

Frank Castiglia, Jr.

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

Swetman Security Service
Appointed by Harrison County, District 5
J Carter

John Carter

Appointed by Office of the Governor
Warren Conway

Warren Conway

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

Rip Daniels

Appointed by Harrison County, District 1
Brian Gollott

Brian Gollott

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

Michael Leonard

City of Biloxi
Appointed by City of Biloxi
J Moody

James Moody

BXS Insurance
Appointed by Governor of Mississippi
Mark Schloegel

Mark Schloegel

Appointed by Harrison County, District 2
B Thornton

Billy Thornton

Appointed by City of Gulfport
B Laver NEW

Bill Lavers

Executive Director
Marcia A. Crawford

Marcia A. Crawford

Director, Marketing & Relocation / Director, Coastal Partnership
Lori Frazier

Lori Frazier

Director of Finance
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