Friday, May 29, 2020

Economic Impact Analysis of COVID-19

With the exception of hospitality/tourism, whose impact was dramatic, the report estimated the job losses for the other three sectors would be limited, with many manufacturers having experienced little or no disruption.

Harrison County Development Commission Executive Director Bill Lavers says, “The minimal impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing and the military is a testament to the resilience of our economy.” He adds, “Likewise, there’s every indication of a quick comeback for tourism as travelers reluctant to fly could favor drive-in market destinations, like ours. What an amazing opportunity to introduce the Mississippi Gulf Coast to first-time visitors.”

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
John "Shorty" Sneed

John “Shorty” Sneed

Secretary
Appointed by City of Gulfport
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
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
J Gibson

Jason Gibson, P.E.

Director of Engineering Services
Brandi Hough

Brandi Hough

Director, Business Development
M McGraw

Michelle McGraw

Relationship Manager
Derek D

Derek Duckworth

Utility Technician
K Steele

Kevin Steele

Utility Technician
Barbara Rominger

Barbara Rominger

Accountant
P McQuillan

Payton McQuillan

College Intern