The Mississippi Coast is a 3-county region abutting the central coast of the northern Gulf of Mexico. It is known for its unique location with many geographic advantages and ease of access. With a population of nearly 400,000 people and a strong and supportive business environment; the region’s expertise is in shipbuilding, aerospace and defense, advanced manufacturing, and petrochemical industries.

The Mississippi Coast Alliance for Economic Development is a regional organization of economic development professionals engaged in marketing and promoting its region for the purposes of recruitment of new jobs and capital investment to its geographic area of three coastal counties in South Mississippi.