Gulfport mayor says city's economy is on the upswing

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport Mayor George Schloegel talked about port expansion plans, the new harbor and ongoing downtown development during a luncheon speech to a group of real estate professionals.

The mayor says he expects another surge of casino activity as the economy continues to rebound.

Gulfport has been contacted in recent months by a casino group called Rotate Black about opening a gambling facility adjacent to the city's small craft harbor.  But new details about that project haven't been shared with the local media.

You'll hear from Mayor Schloegel about what may be on Gulfport's horizon in a story Steve Phillips airs on WLOX News at 6:00.

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