The Gulf Coast Business Council is an excellent source of information to learn more about the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast. (www.msgcbc.org) We have included excerpts of this summary and useful links below.
Welcome to Mississippi's Gulf Coast
Whether you're seeking an action-packed adventure, or a fun-filled family vacation, you'll discover it on Mississippi's Gulf Coast. Here you'll find picturesque, white-sand beaches lining the Gulf of Mexico, fun-filled outdoor activities, championship golf courses, taste-tantalizing cuisine and must-see cultural attractions.
Undeniably, that astounding array of attractions alone is enough to convince even the most discerning traveler that Mississippi's Gulf Coast is where the perfect vacation awaits. Mississippi's Gulf Coast also features unlimited stakes gaming, top-name entertainment, and spectacular stage shows you won't want to miss. With a unique combination of attractions that'll surely please everyone, Mississippi's Gulf Coast is undoubtedly a "well-balanced escape."
Comprised of six counties – three on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and three to their north – the Mississippi Gulf Coast is the state’s second largest metropolitan area and includes both urban centers and rural areas. In fact, it has two metropolitan statistical areas (MSA): the Gulfport-Biloxi MSA (Hancock, Harrison and Stone counties) and the Pascagoula MSA (Jackson and George counties). In addition, there’s the Picayune micropolitan statistical area (Pearl River County).
One of the most striking characteristics of the Mississippi Gulf Coast region is the vast array of multi-culturalism. The wide variety of industries and areas provide residents endless options and opportunities for places to work and live. From casinos to shipbuilders, from beachfront condominiums to traditional neighborhoods – the Mississippi Gulf Coast has it all!
Below are a few useful links for planning your trip:
Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention
& Visitors Bureau
Mississippi's West Coast Hancock County Tourism and Development Bureau www.mswestcoast.org
Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce - Mainstreet - Tourism Bureau www.oceanspringschamber.com
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce www.jcchamber.com