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Leading Economic Growth in Port. Air. Space

Fueling Innovation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

As the economic development authority for Hancock County, Mississippi, Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission owns and operates Port Bienville Industrial Park and Stennis International Airport, in addition to fostering business investment in NASA's premiere rocket testing facility - Stennis Space Center. 

 

Hancock County, Mississippi: Port. Air. Space. Opportunity in all directions in a strategic Gulf Coast location, with immediate access to I-10 and U.S. 90, and an incomparable combination of logistical assets. An international point of entry and launching pad for global space travel, Hancock County provides unparalleled reach across the nation, around the globe and far beyond.

Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission has played an integral role in the development and economic success of Hancock County, our beloved Mississippi Gulf Coast and beyond. Our roots have evolved beyond timber, agriculture, and seafood into a robust cluster of polymers, aerospace, aviation, and defense community with assets such as Port Bienville, Stennis International Airport, Stennis Space Center, and a thriving tourism economy. Our Commissioners have set an aggressive budget and goals for staff to execute focused on tenant services, strengthening partnerships, marketing and outreach, and building capacity for existing and new industry.

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Strategically positioned on the Gulf Coast, Hancock opens access to a population of 1.5 million within a 60-minute drive.

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Port Bienville Receives Jake Safety Award for Third Year image

Port Bienville Receives Jake Safety Award for Third Year

June 20, 2024 BAY ST LOUIS, MISS: The American Short Line Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has awarded Port Bienville Short Line Railroad the "Jake...


HCPHC CEO Blaine LaFontaine Named Top CEO by Mississippi Business Journal image

HCPHC CEO Blaine LaFontaine Named Top CEO by Mississippi Business Journal

June 14, 2024 KILN, MISS: Blaine LaFontaine, Executive Director of Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, has been honored as a 2024 Top CEO...


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The Spaceport Company Docks Operations at Port Bienville

June 6, 2024 BAY ST LOUIS, MISS: The Spaceport Company has recently established its operations at Port Bienville. The company specializes in producing...


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