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

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