About JCEDF

We are serving prospective businesses like never before.

The purpose of the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation is to help existing businesses expand while also assisting businesses interested in establishing a presence in Jackson County, Mississippi.

We’re here to tell an exciting story—and share the deep data—about the numerous opportunities in Jackson County.

In 1993, the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, Inc., a private 501(c)(3) development corporation, was established to address the economic development needs of Jackson County, Mississippi. The Foundation also allows for a more effective approach to business and industrial growth through a unique public sector / private sector partnership.

Beginning in 1992, the Jackson County Board of Supervisors, the Jackson County Port Authority and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce signed a Memorandum of Agreement to unify the economic development activities in the County. In January of the following year, the Board of Supervisors asked the Mississippi Legislature to enact a local and private bill that would allow a funding mechanism to accommodate the union of private and public economic development efforts.

In 2001, the public and private sectors in Jackson County, Mississippi united, through the Partners in Progress capital campaign, to build an organization that relies upon and directs a multitude of public and private resources. Today, the Foundation is widely regarded as a model for public / private economic development partnerships.

The Foundation is currently comprised of a sixteen member voting board including two members from the Jackson County Board of Supervisors, Jackson County Port Authority, and representatives in the form of the Mayor (or his/her publically elected municipal representative), of the City of Pascagoula, the city of Moss Point, the City of Ocean Springs, and the City of Gautier, and eight corporate sector members. These board members contribute to the success of the Foundation by their representation of local government and private sector development issues.

The Foundation provides a unified and comprehensive approach to economic development in a highly competitive business location environment. As a countywide effort, the Foundation represents a commitment to prepare for and aggressively search out and respond to new business and investment opportunities.

Contract: Ingalls, $7M

Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $7,016,664 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for post-delivery planning yard services in

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

Call Toll-Free: (800) 362-0103  •  Fax: (228) 762-8431  •  Email: prussell@jcedf.org  P.O. Drawer 1558, Pascagoula, MS 39568-1558   
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