Mississippi Gulf Coast, A Certified Retirement Region signage placed by MDOT in three coastal counties

HCDC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:          Marcia Crawford

228-896-5020

mcrawford@mscoast.org

Mississippi Gulf Coast, A Certified Retirement Region signage placed by MDOT in three coastal counties

Gulfport, Mississippi (December 6, 2013) – The MS Gulf Coast Retiree Partnership worked with MDOT to place special signage in the three coastal counties designating a certified retirement region. In Harrison County, the sign is at the county line in Saucier heading south on U.S. Route 49. In the other two counties, the signs can be spotted along U.S. Route 90—heading west in Pascagoula at the Mississippi state line and east in Waveland. Certification criteria, developed by the state’s Hometown MS Living program, include community support and designation of an official sponsor. Communities must also satisfy a variety of requirements including recreational, cultural and educational opportunities in addition to adequate medical services and an organization capable of marketing and promoting area assets. The Retiree Partnership is the local program responsible for retiree attraction and is sponsored by the Harrison County Development Commission.

MS Retire Region 2 vPhoto & Caption to accompany press release:  Pictured is Marcia Crawford, HCDC Director of Community Relations & Information, who is responsible for the region’s retiree attraction program. The Harrison County sign is located in Saucier on U.S. Route 49 heading south. Since 1995 the Retiree Partnership, a program sponsored by the Harrison County Development Commission, has marketed the Gulf Coast as a premier relocation destination.

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