business

C-USA is a success for the Coast

With the 2017 Conference USA Tournament in the books, the teams have left town and the banners are coming down across Biloxi, but tournament organizers say there will be a lasting economic impact. Tim Bennett with Overtime Sports is the…

Start of the summer tourism season

Memorial Day doesn’t just mark the unofficial start of summer. It also begins a busy tourism season here on the Coast. Over the weekend, visitors flocked to our beaches, restaurants, and other hot spots, taking in all South Mississippi has…

Mississippi casino revenue

Casinos in Mississippi’s river region won less from gamblers in April while casinos along the state’s Gulf Coast won more. State Revenue Department figures show gamblers lost $175 million last month, down three percent from $181 million in April 2016.…

Hancock County businesses hope to create 2,300 jobs after survey

Officials are trying to bring more career opportunities to Hancock County. After results from a ten month survey on industrial companies, county services and tourism sector businesses, Hancock County officials are set on developing an action plan on how to…

Texas Roadhouse creates 215 jobs in Gulfport

Over 215 jobs are now filled in Gulfport and a new restaurant is open for business today. Just off of Highway 49 in Gulfport, Texas Roadhouse opened up their second location in the state. Their doors officially opened at 4…

Style Encore grand opening in D’Iberville

Today was the grand opening of Style Encore in D'Iberville. It’s a women’s clothing store that buys and sells gently used clothing and accessories, all sizes from 0 to 4X. The store is a place for women looking to revamp…

Cruisin’ the Coast $28.6 million impact

The entire state’s total economic impact from 2016’s Cruisin’ the Coast is up 35 percent since 2011. Officials predict future numbers to just keep growing. The numbers from the 20th annual Cruisin’ the Coast event were announced at a press…

28th industrial trade show sells out in Jackson County

Once again, the Jackson County Industrial Trade Show is a sold-out event. More than 100 businesses had booths in and outside of the Civic Center in Pascagoula. This is the 28th year the county’s trade show has been on the…

Beach vendors return along the Coast

Spring hasn’t quite sprung just yet, but it sure does feel like it here on the Coast. We can tell the warmer weather is on the way as beach rental vendors begin to pop back up along Highway 90. Plenty…

Economic impact of Mardi Gras

Even though carnival season lasts just over a month, the impact for local businesses is more long-term. Thousands of tourists and locals pour into boutiques, restaurants, bars, and other businesses along parade routes, boosting revenue by double digits. For new…

Casino revenue falls

Mississippi casinos stumbled in 2017’s first month, winning almost seven percent less from gamblers. State revenue department figures show gamblers statewide lost $166 million in January compared to $178 million in the same month in 2016. The 12 coastal casinos…

Mississippi economy

An expert says Mississippi’s economy is growing at a modest pace, but continues to lag behind the national average. Today, state economist Darrin Webb told lawmakers Mississippi has struggled to gain momentum since 2000. The state had the second lowest…

Captain Al's Reopens Gulfport

Captain Al's Steak and Shrimp reopens its doors today. This comes after the health department closed the restaurant on January 3rd after 40 people became ill. Restaurant owners took to Facebook addressing the closing saying E. Coli was the culprit…

What’s Going on with the Galleria in D’Iberville?

A sign on Interstate 10 marks an exit for Galleria Parkway, but there is no galleria yet. A grand opening for the Gulf Coast Galleria Shopping Center in D’Iberville was once expected for 2015. What’s happened since then and is…

Gulf Coast Legislative Reception Wednesday Jackson

Tonight members of South Mississippi's business community will be busing up to Jackson for the 2017 Gulf Coast Legislative Reception. The purpose of the annual event is to provide a unique forum for community and business leaders to discuss issues…

Gulf Coast Legislative Reception Wednesday

On Wednesday members of South Mississippi's Business Community will be bussing up to Jackson for the 2017 Gulf Coast Legislative Reception. The purpose of the annual event is to province a unique forum for community and business leaders to discuss…

Zaxby’s Ribbon Cutting in Gulfport

Residents and community leaders got a taste of what to expect from a southeast favorite for chicken strips and wings. Zaxby’s on Highway 49 in Gulfport held a “ZIP” party where dignitaries from the City of Gulfport were able to…

Zaxby’s Ribbon Cutting

A southeast favorite for chicken strips and wings opens Monday morning. News 25’s Kendra Turley joins us with more on what Coast residents can expect from the new Zaxby’s on Highway 49 in Gulfport.

Holiday Returns, Exchanges, and Savings

The day after Christmas is a huge day for retailers as thousands of shoppers flock to stores across the area to return gifts and shop even more. News 25’s Kendra Turley breaks down everything you need to know about post-Christmas…

Holiday Returns, Exchanges, and Savings

The day after Christmas is a huge day for retailers as thousands of shoppers flock to stores across the area to return gifts and shop even more. News 25’s Kendra Turley joins us from Edgewater Mall with details on what…

New Tattoo Shop in the Works for Biloxi

Good news for ink-lovers along the Coast: a new tattoo parlor is in the works for West Biloxi. Biloxi Council members approved an application for conditional use, authorizing the start of a tattoo establishment located at 210 Pass Road. Council…

Saltgrass Steakhouse Headed to Biloxi

A new fine dining restaurant is in the works for Biloxi and will sit right across the street from the Golden Nugget Casino. The Texas based Saltgrass Steakhouse is operated by Landry’s, a restaurant company owned by “Billion Dollar Buyer”…

Pop Brothers Strike a Deal

Murky Waters, Chandeleur Brewing Company, Corks and Cleaver, and Tony’s Pizzeria are all local Gulfport businesses that gained national attention. Now, tasty frozen treat spot Pop Brothers is in the spotlight. Last night, the local popsicle shop was featured on…

Black Friday Starts Early

Shoppers were out in large numbers in Gulfport only a few hours after finishing off their Thanksgiving meals. All were eager to take advantage of early bird, doorbuster deals and pre-Black Friday sales. The Premium Outlet is offering extended hours…