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.

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. Local Resources | Utility Resources

Education

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

Relocation

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

Healthcare

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
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
Frank Bordeaux

Frank W. Bordeaux

Secretary
BXS Insurance
Appointed by Harrison County, District 2
Sharon Bentz Mustered

Sharon Bentz Mustered

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
Appointed by State of Mississippi, 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
Mark Schloegel

Mark Schloegel

Appointed by State of Mississippi, Governor
John "Shorty" Sneed

John “Shorty” Sneed

Appointed by City of Gulfport
Windy Swetman

Windy Swetman

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

Bill Lavers

Executive Director
Gia Blackwell

Gia Blackwell

Director, Utility Operations
Marcia A. Crawford

Marcia A. Crawford

Director, Marketing & Relocation
Lori Frazier

Lori Frazier

Director of Finance
Brandi Hough

Brandi Hough

Director, Business Development
M McGraw

Michelle McGraw

Relationship Manager
Clyde S

Clyde Schepens

Operations Manager
Derek D

Derek Duckworth

Utility Technician
Steve Hall

Steve Hall

Utility Technician

Kevin Steele

Utility Technician
Barbara Rominger

Barbara Rominger

Accountant