Marine Science


On the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and in close proximity to numerous other vital waterways, Jackson County leverages this advantageous location into a strength in marine science. The county sits in the heart of a region that has more than 40 federal and university marine science research operations. The Mississippi Gulf Coast alone has 18. The significance of that research foundation is difficult to overstate. Marine science is a huge field that includes multiple disciplines, and it has implications for a wide variety of industries, from marine aquaculture to the search for new medicines.

For industries that rely on marine science, the Mississippi Gulf Coast represents a great opportunity. With a high quality of life and low cost of doing business, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a contender for some of the most high-profile projects around. And it's now even more appealing, thanks to the availability of major new incentives designed to help companies that want to invest in the future of Mississippi and the Gulf Coast region.

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Ports, Cuba sign accords

The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state

USCG awards contracts

Ingalls Shipbuilding and VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula were among five companies that were awarded firm, fixed-price contracts from the U.S. Coast

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