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Miss. Lawmakers Continue Battle to Maintain Personnel at Keesler Air Force Base

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), along with Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), welcomed a decision this week to rescind personnel restrictions on the 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron and its C-130J “Flying Jennies” at Keesler Air Force Base. The lawmakers were informed Monday that the Air Force withdrew a provision in its November […]

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Harrison County Continues to Expand and Diversify the Economy

Over the last seven years Harrison County has worked hard to offer an economic environment that allows new and existing companies to prosper.  Through the joint efforts of the Harrison County Development Commission (HCDC), the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, the Mayors, the State of Mississippi and our local leaders, we have created the opportunity […]

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New Offshore Vessel Built by GulfShip

June 2014 GulfShip, LLC, owned by Edison Chouest Offshore has launched their newest offshore vessel at its facility in Gulfport, MS.  The vessel, named Timbalier Island, is the first of a three vessel series.  The Timbalier Island is 312 feet in length and includes the capacity for 243,000 gallons of fuel, over 640,000 gallons of […]

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Long Beach man’s new company ready to Tackl spills

By KATE MAGANDY kmagandy@sunherald.com July 5, 2014 LONG BEACH — A Long Beach businessman has launched a new venture that takes waste from other industries and turns it into a bio-based absorbent. Keith Fulton, along with his college roommate, Paul Steinle, created Tackl Technologies to produce, market and distribute their product, TACKL, at a Long […]

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New Irradiation Sites at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Excerpt from VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4 EXPORT MISSISSIPPI PAGE 3 Importers could have an additional option for phytosanitary treatment of fresh produce this spring at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, easing logistics and decreasing costs, particularly for mangoes from Pakistan. Now many mangoes from Pakistan are routed from their port of entry to the Sadex Corp. […]

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Mississippi Exports Reach Record High in 2012

Jackson, Miss. (March 14, 2013) – According to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), Mississippi exports increased by $1.8 billion in 2012, bringing the state’s total export value for the year to a record high of $11.8 billion. With the value of Mississippi exports increasing eight percent from 2011, the state ranked […]

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Military patrol boats built in Gulfport headed for Kuwait

The Port of Gulfport plans to ship two high speed patrol craft for United States Marine, Inc. (USMI), a Gulfport-based small business that designs and builds fast patrol and other special operations craft for the U.S. and foreign militaries. These 45-knot boats are the sixth and seventh boats of a ten-boat contract awarded by Naval […]

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Harrison County 2012 Highlights

2012, HCDC responded to: 47 requests for information from businesses interested in locating in Harrison County 7 local visits with prospective businesses interested in Harrison County Presently working on 25 active projects to locate in Harrison County Notable industry projects: MCC Mechanical MCC Mechanical is a construction/fabricated systems manufacturer Recently purchased the former Oreck facility […]

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Competitive Utility Rates and Ease of Permitting Help Land Mississippi in Ninth Place

Competitive Utility Rates and Ease of Permitting Help Land Mississippi in Ninth Place

Mississippi once again ranked ninth overall among the Top States for Doing Business. Mississippi scored high in several categories, including ranking among the top-five positions for its competitive utility rates, competitive labor costs, speed of permitting, and overall cost of doing business. Most notably, the state tied for second for both its competitive utility rates […]

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