The newly formed Mississippi Gulf Coast Technology Council held a membership drive luncheon on Monday in Biloxi.
Several groups worked together to help form the organization in part to give high tech employees from different companies a way of coming together to share ideas. Another goal is to lure more technology based businesses to our area.
Business leaders say they also want to change the misconception that South Mississippi isn't as a place where technology can grow and thrive.
"Technology based businesses are not the leading part of the South Mississippi's economy nor would we expect that they ever would be but they are certainly a growing part of the economy and through the strengthening of technology based businesses here the economy of South Mississippi becomes a little more diversified and certainly stronger as a result of that," Triton Systems President Ernest Burdette said.
Individuals and businesses are welcome to join the Mississippi Gulf Coast Technology Council. Click here to fill out an application on line.