Business Resource Center
The Chamber’s new Business Resource Center is now operating five days a week. Trained counselors offer resources for creating business plans, information on obtaining financing, and referrals for important information to help start up or grow local businesses. Call (228) 467-9048 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.
Gulf Coast Business Council
The Gulf Coast Business Council is a strong voice of business on public policy issues of importance to the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. Through leadership and collaboration on targeted strategic issues, it promotes and advances the economic vitality and quality of life in our region.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Alliance for Economic Development
An independent partnership of five economic development agencies that work to promote the six Mississippi counties nearest the Gulf of Mexico — including Hancock. Through this professional partnership, businesses and industries that are considering relocating or expanding to the Mississippi Gulf Coast can work with a central contact to obtain the facts and assistance needed for a thorough evaluation of the area. The Alliance can also provide extensive information on the region’s five key industry sectors — aerospace, advanced materials, geospatial, marine science and shipbuilding.
Magnolia Business Alliance
An organization and forum for the advancement of small and medium businesses (SMB) in the southeastern US. Consists entirely of SMB leaders providing mentorship, training, logistics, and other support as needed to facilitate the development of new companies, a better environment for existing companies, and foster community and national awareness of issues affecting small businesses.
Gulf Coast SCORE
The Gulf Coast Chapter of SCORE (Service Corps Of Retired Executives) offers free one-on-one counseling – including Cyber Counseling – workshops and resources.