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.

Mississippi Power (ret.)
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 III

Swetman Security Service
Appointed by Harrison County, District 5
O Bailey Jr

Ollie Bailey, Jr.

Ollie Bailey, State Farm Agency
Appointed by City of Pass Christian
J Carter

John Carter

Century 21 J. Carter & Company
Appointed by Office of the Governor
Warren Conway

Warren Conway

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

Rip Daniels

JZ 94.5
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

Convention Display Service
Appointed by Harrison County, District 2
B Thornton

Billy Thornton

Mississippi Power
Appointed by City of Gulfport
B Laver NEW

Bill Lavers

Executive Director
M Crawford

Marcia Crawford

Director, Marketing & Relocation
Lori Frazier

Lori Frazier

Director, Finance & HR
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