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Economic Impact

The Jackson County Port Authority was established in 1956 and is an agency of Jackson County Mississippi.  The Port Authority is the legal entity responsible for the management and operations of the Port of Pascagoula public cargo facilities.

According to a 2004 study conducted by Michael Baker Corporation, operations associated with the Jackson County Port Authority are responsible for 19,370 direct jobs, $902 million in personal income, $393 million in spending, $50 million in state tax revenue and $27 million in tax revenues to Jackson County.