EDGE: Moss Point's Economic Development Growth Engine!
The Economic Development Department fosters an environment to build and sustain a more prosperous city and expand the range of economic and social choices to Moss Point citizens. It is an overarching department that works across all city departments and communities, with partners and local, state, and federal agencies, to engage and facilitate investment in people and places. These roles support the community's health and security, grow the tax base, develop new and better jobs, and achieve a higher quality of life for all
As a catalyst, convener and connector, the Economic Development Department recruits new business and works with new and existing businesses as an advocate and liaison within the municipal processes.
The department partners and coordinates with other city departments, other governmental entities and resource providers to assist with stakeholder needs.
• The Draft Comprehensive Plan is available on our website's front page and here, in the Development Strategies section, under Related Documents.
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PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Port of Pascagoula commissioners approved an agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding a $14 million grant to relocate the railroad interchange that regularly blocks traffic in downtown Pascagoula. Commissioners also approved a professional services agreement with Compton Engineering for work associated with the grant project. The project will reroute the interchange from downtown Pascagoula to east of Mississippi 63. The interchange is where one railroad gives rail cars to another railroad, and that's the process that bogs up downtown traffic every afternoon. (Source: Mississippi Press, 08/22/14