The Beauty of Living Here

With five cities in Harrison County—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.

Fishing

Cost of Living

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

 

Education

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

Relocation

With generous tax benefits and warm temperate weather, retirees find Harrison County a great place for their vibrant next chapter.

Healthcare

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

Harrison County MS

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
Wade Jones

Wade Jones

Director, Economic 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