Hancock County, MS | P.O. Box 2267 Bay St. Louis, MS 39521 | 706 Highway 90 | Waveland, Mississippi 39576 | Toll Free: 800.558.1658  | Phone: 228.467.9231 | Fax: 228.467.9341
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July Update - Council of Governments

July 14, 2017

HCPHC Council of Governments update

  1. Pearl River Community College Academy
    1. PRCC & HCPHC partnered to request $6M from RESTORE funds for location at Stennis International Airport
      1. Curriculum & industry partners: unmanned systems training (currently on-going with Tyonek)& Rolls-Royce engineering/systems
  1. Calgon Carbon  recently announced expansion in Port Bienville– 18 new jobs, 15.4M investment. Link: http://portairspace.com/news/article/calgon-carbon-earns-defense-production-act-dpa-title-iii-program-award
  1. Goodnight Terminal Services, Inc. recently located in Port Bienville and took their first rail car Wednesday. They will add up to 15 employees over the next year and $500,000 in investment.
  1. L & A Contracting is temporarily using HCPHC land and water access to move concrete from what's left of the old 9-mile turnaround, a vestige of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway when it was a single, two-lane bridge between 1956 and 1969. Link: http://www.landacontracting.com/
  1. SNF Polychemie is planning an expansion, including a new rail spur, additional jobs, and capital investment. Link: https://www.snf.us/
  1. Aerospace optimization study by VisionFirst Advisors study is wrapping up – estimated August 2017.
  1. Applied to pursue ACT Work Ready Community designation for Hancock County, which is two-year process. Link: https://www.workreadycommunities.org/
  1. Trash Doctors is pursuing MDEQ permits necessary for operations. Link: http://www.trashdoctors.com/
  1. Dept. of Treasury accepted two RESTORE projects for Hancock County: http://portairspace.com/news/article/gov.-bryant-announces-treasurys-award-of-hcphc-restore-projects
  1. Bill Cork appointed to Governor’s Unmanned Taskforce: http://portairspace.com/news/article/cork-appointed-to-ocean-task-force
  1. The Hancock County Board of Supervisors is advertising to restore HCPHC’s Linea dock facilities, which is a CDBG project. Link: http://portairspace.com/news/article/hancock-county-receives-9m-k-cdbg-for-dock-restoration
  1. Project Ready certification – Stennis Space Center (2 -150 acre sites certified), PBIP (3 sites), KHSA (1 site) in process      


The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission was established in 1963 to lead the county’s economic development activities. Stennis International Airport and Port Bienville Industrial Park are home to more than 30 companies with 1,000 employees. For more information visit www.portairspace.com


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