Mississippi's Gulf Coast consists of 62 miles of shoreline between the Alabama border on the east and the Louisiana border on the west. Two of Mississippi's largest cities, Gulfport and Biloxi, are located on the the Mississippi coastline. In addition to being a get-away destination with beaches, wildlife, golf courses, casinos and the best seafood the Gulf has to offer, the Coast is also a great place to work and live. It boasts thriving shipbuilding, fishing and seafood industries and is home to Keesler Air Force Base and the Gulfport Construction Battalion Center.
Stennis Space Center is also located in Hancock County just north of the Coast. It is the largest NASA rocket testing site and has been operational since the first engine tests were performed on the Apollo rockets in the 1960's.