Pascagoula: A Great Place to Work and Place

Pascagoula is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi. It is a major industrial city along the Gulf Coast. Prior to World War II, the town was a sleepy fishing village of only about 5,000 until the population exploded with the war-driven shipbuilding industry. Today, Pascagoula is home to the state’s largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding. Other major industries include one of the largest Chevron refineries in the country, Signal International, an oil platform builder, and Mississippi Phosphates. Despite its status as a small city of approximately 26,000 residents, Pascagoula offers many activities: stop by the Round Island Lighthouse for your dose of local history, take a trip to Petit Bois Island, or spend the weekend at Pascagoula Beach Park, a fourteen acre park overlooking the Mississippi Sound that offers a concession stand, multiple playground areas, pavilions, and barbecue grills. If you feel like escaping the tranquility of Pascagoula for the day, Biloxi is a mere 35 minutes away offering all the conveniences of city living.