The city of Gulfport, Mississippi is known today as one of the biggest ports in the United States, and it is the second-largest city in Mississippi with over 70,000 residents. However, the story of the city is one that defines the Industrial Revolution in the 20th century. The city was founded in 1887 by Captain William H. Hardy as the endpoint of his Gulf and Ship Island Railroad. In 1902, Captain Joseph T. Jones took control of the railroad, and he and his family began to develop the area into a harbor and city. After World War II, the city became known for its esteemed resorts, enhanced by one of the world’s largest man-made beaches, as it continues for 26 miles! The city has survived numerous hurricanes and devastating natural disasters, but has remained one of the most hospitable cities along the Gulf Coast.
Surrounding Gulfport is an abundance of fish, but the port is also well known for handling banana imports as they arrive in the United States. However, when it comes to the economy, tourism takes the cake. The tourism boom is all thanks to the wide variety of unique things happening in Gulfport throughout the year. Did you know Gulfport is one of the best destinations in the world to go dolphin spotting? It is true! Gulfport’s harbor has some of the deepest waters on the Gulf Coast, which dolphins love, making it naturally easy to spot these beautiful creatures. Gulfport is home to the famous Chandeleur Island Brewery, which is named after the fifty miles of uninhabited islands along the coast of Mississippi. The brewery is locally owned and operated by a family in Gulfport, and it is open to the public for tours throughout the week. The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is one of the most beautiful attractions in Gulfport. In 2016, the center was awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor a museum can receive! The center covers 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space and over seven acres of outdoor space. There are also amazing charters you can book to explore the amazing Mississippi coastline, barrier islands, marine life and so much more! North Star Sailing Charters is one of the best as Captain Jim will help you make the most of your nautical day of fun and excitement. North Star Sailing Charters provides cruises as well as sailing lessons.
Gulfport is one of the fastest-growing cities along the Gulf Coast. From exotic marine life to unique breweries the city has it all! Southern View Media was excited to expand into the city, as its residents and visitors made us feel welcome from the moment we started business in the area. Gulfport continues to surprise us with exciting and fun activities every day, and we are so happy to have a home within the city. As the city continues to expand, we hope you will let us help your business expand as well! Schedule a meeting with us and we will be happy to discuss what wonderful things we can bring to both Gulfport and your business!