News

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Ocean Aero locating manufacturing operations and headquarters in Gulfport

reprinted from Mississippi Development Authority

Ocean Aero, manufacturer and service provider of ocean-going autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, is relocating its manufacturing operations and headquarters from San Diego to Gulfport. The project is a $4.64 million corporate investment and will create 45 jobs.

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Gulf and Ship Island Railroad
Friday, May 7, 2021

Rail returning to Bernard Bayou Industrial District

The Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad will begin operation of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad in the Bernard Bayou Industrial District.

HCDC Executive Director Bill Lavers says, "We are excited to bring this benefit back to all the tenants in the park."

 

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Gulf Ship creating more than 200 new jobs in Gulfport to accommodate contract with oil company

reprinted from Mississippi Development Authority

Specialty shipbuilder and supply company Gulf Ship is expanding in Gulfport to fulfill a new contract for world-class tugboats. The project will create more than 200 new jobs.

 

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Seemann Composites expanding business in Gulfport, MS
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Seemann Composites awarded new contract with U.S. Navy, creating 35 jobs

reprinted from Mississippi Development Authority

High-performance marine composites manufacturer Seemann Composites, Inc. is expanding in Gulfport to fulfill a new contract with the U.S. Navy. The project is a $2.1 million corporate investment and will create 35 jobs.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Independence Day Holiday Schedule

The Harrison County Development Commission will be closed for the Independence Day holiday beginning on July 2 at noon. The office will reopen July 6 at 8AM.

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ACT WR Community Certification
Monday, June 29, 2020

Harrison County Achieves ACT Work Ready Community Certification

Harrison County, Mississippi has achieved the ACT Work Ready Community certification designation, a 2-year process completed in six months and the 55th county in Mississippi to reach certification.

 

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Public Records Request

The Harrison County Development Commission Public Records Request form and accompanying policy are available for downloading.

 

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Economic Impact Analysis of COVID-19

Chmura Economics & Analytics conducted an economic impact on behalf of the Harrison County Development Commission to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the county’s manufacturing sector, military bases, defense contractors, and hospitality industry.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

COVID-19 Business Resources are available through the Mississippi Small Business Adminstration (SBA). For more information and details go to www.mssbdc.org. View Article for links to the press release as well as the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) fact sheet, loan application and YouTube video with tips for completing.

 

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

Frank Castiglia, Jr.

Frank Castiglia, Jr.

President
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

Treasurer
Appointed by City of Pass Christian
John "Shorty" Sneed

John “Shorty” Sneed

Secretary
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

Commissioner
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