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Former Biloxi Mayor Gerald Blessey wearing new hats for the city

Former Biloxi Mayor Gerald Blessey has been appointed the new city attorney. (Photo source: WLOX News) Former Biloxi Mayor Gerald Blessey has been appointed the new city attorney. (Photo source: WLOX News)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Former Biloxi Mayor Gerald Blessey will once again be working for the city and this time he'll be wearing more than one hat.

On Tuesday the Biloxi City Council appointed Gerald Blessey as the city attorney. Blessey said his goal will be to manage the city's legal services in a more efficient way.

He will also be heading up Biloxi's new economic development initiative. He said he will be looking for federal and state grants for projects that will make the city more attractive for economic development.

"I'm also asking for grants for broadband initiatives to increase the capacity for fiber optics and other internet service providers to increase up to one gigabit per second. The one gigabit per second community, we think, would provide a platform for new businesses, start ups, entrepreneurs in the digital world. The new economy that's so dependent on high speed access," Blessey said.

Blessey said much of the focus will be on attracting more high tech jobs to Biloxi.

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