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The second largest city in Mississippi, Gulfport is an important transportation and business hub for the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the entire state.

Gulfport was founded in 1887 by Captains W.H. Hardy and Joseph T. Jones, who believed that with its temperate climate and natural harbor, it had the potential to be a great seaport. With the hard work of Gulfport’s citizens, that dream succeeded beyond the founders’ wildest imaginations.

With the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport, the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, the Bernard Bayou Industrial District and nationally recognized banking, Gulfport has become a strategic center for business and commercial activity.

In addition, Gulfport is home to several colleges, numerous retail centers and a casino resort. Three military bases are located in Gulfport – the Naval Construction Battalion Center, the Trent Lott Readiness Training Center at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and the U.S. Coast Guard Station.

Elected Officials

William G. “Billy” Hewes, III Mayor 228-868-5700 mayorsoffice@gulfport-ms.gov
Clerk of Council Council Office 228-868-5848 rcole@gulfport-ms.gov
Kenneth L. Casey, Sr. City Council: Ward 1   kcasey@gulfport-ms.gov
Ricky Dombrowski City Council: Ward 2   rdombrowski@gulfport-ms.gov
Ella Holmes-Hines City Council: Ward 3   ehines@gulfport-ms.gov
F.B. “Rusty” Walker, IV City Council: Ward 4   rusty@rustywalker.com
Myles Sharp City Council: Ward 5   msharp@gulfport-ms.gov
Robert “R.Lee” Flowers City Council: Ward 6   rflowers@gulfport-ms.gov
Cara L. Pucheu City Council: Ward 7   cpucheu@gulfport-ms.gov


Key Departments

Administration 228-868-5700
Building Code (Urban Development) 228-868-5715
Economic Development 228-868-1624
Community Development 228-868-5736
Fire 228-868-5950
Legal 228-868-5855
Gulfport Main Street Association 228-868-3414
Parks & Recreation (Leisure Services) 228-868-5881
Planning & Zoning (Urban Development) 228-868-5710
Police 228-868-5900
Public Works 228-868-5740


Gulfport Demographics

Mailing Address:

City of Gulfport
P.O. Box 1780
Gulfport, MS 39502

For more information, visit the City of Gulfport at www.gulfport-ms.gov

Harrison County News

May 4, 2017 : Harrison County Development Commission Hosts Economic Development Symposium

August 9, 2016 : Seemann Composites, Inc. Expanding In Gulfport


HCDC Accomplishments

Long Beach Developers Packet

Business Testimonials

Gary Chouest, CEO
Edison Chouest Offhsore

“As we have already learned in the operation of our Gulf Ship facility, the Gulfport region will provide us access to a quality workforce. We appreciate the cooperation and support of the local officials who are providing a business friendly environment to grow our company.”

Innovation Center MGC Retiree Partnership Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Joint Land Use Study Keesler Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study
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