The 623-acre North Harrison County Industrial Complex increases dramatically the number of developable acres under the management of the Harrison County Development Commission. The Complex is certified a “Project Ready” site. “Site certification puts us in a more competitive position,” said Bill Hessell, executive director of the Harrison County Development Commission. Certification as Project Ready means all the due diligence work has been done, from archaeological to zoning and more. It speeds up the entire process, saving a developer a considerable amount of time.
It’s adjacent to Kansas City Southern Railroad, and some 12 miles north of the east-west Interstate 10 corridor. It sits 13 miles from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and its 9,002-foot runway, and 18 miles from the deep water Mississippi State Port at Gulfport. The nearest barge canal is 13 miles away.
It’s within easy reach of institutions of higher learning as well as vocational training facilities. The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Hattiesburg campus, one of Mississippi's four research institutions, is about 40 miles from the Complex. The new industrial park is also about twelve miles south of Perkinston in Stone County, the main campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. MGCCC works closely with economic development officials and companies in the region to develop the workforce needed by area companies. Both USM and MGCCC have campuses in Harrison County. The site is also about seven miles from the growing Tradition planned community, and one of its premier residents is a campus of William Carey University.
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.”