Strategic Partners

No major undertaking is accomplished alone; partners are invaluable when working to achieve goals.  In Hancock County, the Chamber works closely with many dynamic stakeholders to improve  all aspects of community life.

 

Hancock Community Development Foundation (HCDF)

Established by the Hancock Chamber in 2006, this non-profit public charity acts as a funding conduit for recovery projects with a broad community focus.

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Partners for Stennis

Advocates for space, earth and ocean exploration with mission of acting as a regional catalyst to develop and promote the Stennis Region for the enhancement of education, quality of life and economic opportunities.

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Hancock County Board of Supervisors

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City of Bay St. Louis

Chosen by Coastal Living Magazine as one of the country’s ten “Best Little Beach Towns” in 2010.

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City of Waveland

The “Hospitality City” beloved by generations of families.

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City of Diamondhead

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Hancock County Port & Harbor

Controls the infrastructure needed to develop your project from concept to completion. As the Economic Development Authority for Hancock County, they will also work with you to find State and Local incentives to help make your project a success.

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Hancock County Tourism Commission

Visitor resources for Mississippi’s “West Coast!”

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The Bay-Waveland Main Street Association

As partners, the two cities are working with a team of national and state revitalization experts in the national Main Street program to improve prosperity and quality of life.

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Old Town Merchants Association

Diverse group of Bay St. Louis businesses, artists and merchants hosting the popular 2nd Saturday Artwalk and other special events.

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Waveland Community Coalition

Encourages active citizen participation in the aesthetic, cultural and economic enhancement of the City of Waveland, Mississippi.

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Harrison County Tourism Commission, an organization charged with promoting South Mississippi as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, does business as the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Its mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to the area.  It is dedicated to maximizing the travel and tourism industry for South Mississippi.

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Gulf Coast Regional Tourism Partnership

This organization has brought together tourism interests from the three Mississippi coastal counties.  Their website has a convenient trip planning feature and offers special packages for accommodations and golfing trips.

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Mississippi Small Business Development Center

“Helping to transform Mississippi one small business at a time.”  Investor assistance, free business videos and info on technology transfer, workshops, government contracts and international trade.  The Gulf Coast SBDC is a partnership with SBA, the Mississippi Legislature and the University of Mississippi.

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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 statecommunity development, the Creative Economy, webinars and programs, and an amazing library with other resources.

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Mississippi Enterprise for Technology

Is 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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Questions? Please Contact (228) 467-9048