Friday, June 10, 2022

Massive tugboat launched by Edison Chouest Offshore

(Article by Leslie Rojas, WLOX)

"On Thursday (June 9, 2022), Edison Chouest launched a massive offshore tugboat off the Gulfport (Mississippi) shipyard. The vessel took around 9 months to build. It's around 157 feet long and 50 feet wide."

Bill Lavers, Harrison County Development Commission's Executive Director, said "It's a celebration of all the hard work and energy and all the great workforce." He added, "This vessel is headed to another part of the world and the oil industry, and we are very proud of that."

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves appoints new HCDC board members

The Harrison County Development Commission (HCDC) is pleased to announce the two new outstanding Board of Commissioners appointees by Governor Tate Reeves:  John Carter, Licensed Realtor at Century 21 J. Carter & Company, and James Moody, Vice President/Employee Benefits Consultant at BXS Insurance (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bancorp South Bank). Their 4-year board term begins October 2021.

"I appreciate John and James stepping up to help promote and develop Harrison County," said Governor Tate Reeves. "I have no doubt that they will be an asset to the Board of Commissioners and effective in their new roles."

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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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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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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