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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Chamber of Commerce

The Hancock Chamber of Commerce is the County’s leadership hub, bringing together business, civic and government leaders, working toward common goals. Today, the Hancock Chamber is 1,500+ members strong, representing over 10,000 employees in the area.   We bring together business leaders who work year-round to promote the economic, social, civic and well-being of Hancock County. In short, the chamber is building an organization whose success is timeless. 
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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.
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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.
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Hancock County Business Departments

Hancock County, Mississippi is proud to be a business friendly community that encourages local entrepreneurship and small-business development. Please explore the resources to assist the development of your business. If your questions are not answered here, please call the Hancock County Planning & Zoning Department 228.467.4157 for further assistance.




Mississippi Development Authority

Oversees a wide array of programs to assist established businesses and encourage new ones.  Among other things, you’ll find information on relocating to the state, community development, the Creative Economy, webinars and programs, and an amazing library with other resources.
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Mississippi Enterprise for Technology

A private, non-profit organization dedicated to creating high-skill, high-wage jobs in Mississippi. MSET taps the scientific and technical assets of the state to promote industrial growth, stimulate new business start-ups, and attract companies to Mississippi.  MSET is a joint effort of the Mississippi Development Authority, NASA and Mississippi’s universities.
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Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Program

An integral element of the Mississippi Development Authority.  A private non-profit corporation – South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center, Inc. – operates the center in Biloxi.  The MPTAP provides its services only to Mississippi businesses. The services are provided at NO CHARGE. Their mission is to enhance national defense and economic development of the state of Mississippi by assisting Mississippi businesses in obtaining federal, state, local government and commercial contracts.
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Mississippi Economic Development Council

The Mississippi Economic Development Council serves as the voice for Mississippi’s economic/community development and chamber of commerce professionals and their constituencies. Through collaboration with other local, state and national entities, MEDC establishes and advocates Mississippi’s economic and community development agenda.
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Cooperative Energy

The Economic Development Department of Cooperative Energy has recently launched a new website.  It allows site selectors and potential industrial clients to select and view buildings and sites in Mississippi within their co-op's territory. The site also includes important information about incentives, demographics, education and government in Mississippi, along with interactive national, regional and local maps with overlays.
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Mississippi Power 

Mississippi Power recognizes the significant contributions of small businesses in our communities in southeast Mississippi. The company offers programs to support the start-up, expansion and retention of small businesses by providing business incentives, site information, demographics, energy management consultation and other services. Our representatives act as a catalyst to connect small business owners with area resources to generate successful growth.
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NOARC Partners with PRCC on Hydrography Technology Program

December 1, 2023 WAVELAND, MISS: National Oceans and Applications Research Center and Pearl River Community College have collaborated to provide a Hydrography Technology...


Skydweller Aero Hires New Local Technician

November 28, 2023 KILN, MISS: Skydweller Aero (Skydweller) is experiencing continuous growth and success at Stennis International Airport after hiring their first technician....

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For More Info: 14054 Fred & Al Key Road
Kiln, Mississippi 39556 (228) 467-9231
Map14054 Fred & Al Key Road
Kiln, Mississippi 39556
Toll Free: 800.558.1658
Hancock County, MS
14054 Fred & Al Key Road
Kiln, MS 39556
Toll Free: 800.558.1658
Phone: 228.467.9231
Fax: 228.467.9341

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