The life of every community is intrinsically tied to the lives of its residents and businesses.

If a community is to be strong, partnerships must be maintained among business, industry and government working toward a common goal. Together, the community can achieve successes that no one partner could reach alone. The Jackson County Economic Development Foundation has provided the leadership to forge effective alliances among our region’s public and private sectors. As a unified front, the public / private sectors in Jackson County, Mississippi have successfully recruited new business and industry as well as assisted existing business in their expansion plans.

Since established in 1993, the JCEDF has focused on developing Jackson County as a major industrial community while also improving the area’s economic vitality. Serving as the lead economic development agency for Jackson County, Mississippi, JCEDF’s mission is to market the County nationally and internationally in order to promote sustainable job growth and counter business / industry cycles by recruiting new jobs to replace those lost due to changes in the economy.


Halter Marine awarded fifth Navy berthing barge

Pascagoula, Miss., July 30, 2021 – Halter Marine, a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fifth Auxiliary Personnel

$6.7M grant goes for runway improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the


Call Toll-Free: (800) 362-0103  •  Fax: (228) 762-8431  •  Email:  P.O. Drawer 1558, Pascagoula, MS 39568-1558   
©2015, Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.