Annual business report from Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes
This morning, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual business update with Mayor Billy Hewes.
The sold-out event allowed chamber members to hear updates on progress across the city.
The mayor talked about infrastructure improvement, roads, the tramway bridge project linking the aquarium to Jones Park, the success of the inaugural Gumbo Festival, the boom in tourism, and Gulfport’s thriving area.
He also spoke on the continued growth along Pass Road.
To wrap up the address, Mayor Hewes incorporated a fun Christmas tale.
The mayor says he is looking forward to great success ahead in the new year. “Hopefully things will come together for the town center. It’s going downtown, but just a continued developments in all segments and sectors of the community. The Job Corps Center is going to be huge. That’s under construction right now. Getting that tram bridge completed in about a year. It takes time, but these are all additions that make great first impressions. They really do set us apart as a community.”
The mayor also highlighted the many accolades and national rankings the city has received this year.