BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi is uniquely positioned to draw upon its history and geographic location to enhance both tourism and economic development. That assessment comes from visiting planners who've spent the past two days surveying the city as part of the National Main Street's "refresh" program.
Biloxi is one of 10 cities chosen nationwide that will benefit from the vision and knowledge of experienced planners with the Main Street program.
At a city hall news conference Thursday afternoon, the visitors talked about their favorable impressions of Biloxi and the promise and possibilities they see for future progress and economic development.
Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich told the group, "We are all passionate about this city and would like to see another 300 years of this being a special place."
The planners will take their suggestions and compile them into a report that will be presented during a future visit in the next 18 months.