The Beauty of Living Here

With five cities in Harrison County, MS—Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi and D’Iberville—there’s a community right for every lifestyle. Just ask some of the retired military who have travelled the world and decided to make their permanent home here. Arts and culture flourish in our historically rich county. Diverse ethnicities are celebrated with unique customs and festivals that all enjoy.

The area is friendly and sociable to residents and it’s a great place to visit. Residents are unwavering in their flexibility. Just look at the 500-year-old Friendship Oak to see the way we all bend to adapt and grow.


Cost of Living

Compared to the rest of the country, Harrison County’s cost of living is 9.4% lower than the US average. Local Resources | Utility Resources


Universities, technical schools, community colleges, traditional public schools and private schools are all represented and available in Harrison County. More on Education


We have everything you need: affordable living, an array of things to do, and that beach aesthetic we know you are looking for. And, with generous tax benefits and warm temperate weather, retirees find Harrison County a great place for their vibrant next chapter. Relocation Resources


The area is served by seven major hospitals and two specialty hospitals, including the Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. More on Healthcare

This is a map of Harrison County, Mississippi showing the location of the five cities: Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi and D'Iberville.

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
JLB Construction, LLC
Appointed by Harrison County, District 3
Jennifer Burke

Jennifer Burke

Appointed by City of Pass Christian
John "Shorty" Sneed

John “Shorty” Sneed

Appointed by City of Gulfport
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
Mark Schloegel

Mark Schloegel

Appointed by Harrison County, District 2
Windy Swetman

Windy Swetman

Swetman Security Service
Appointed by Harrison County, District 5
Bill Lavers

Bill Lavers

Executive Director
Marcia A. Crawford

Marcia A. Crawford

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

Lori Frazier

Director of Finance
J Gibson

Jason Gibson, P.E.

Director of Engineering Services
Zach Grady

Zachary Grady

Utility Specialist
Brandi Hough

Brandi Hough

Director, Business Development
M McGraw

Michelle McGraw

Relationship Manager
K Steele

Kevin Steele

Utility Technician