Coast Electric CEO Ron Barnes presents HCPHC President Derek Necaise with a grant for Port Bienville site development. Also pictured are Coast Electric Vice President of Western Division Operations and Economic Development Guy Johnson and HCPHC CEO Bill Cotter.
Source: Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission
Coast Electric Power Association presented Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission with a $9,000 grant for site development at Port Bienville Industrial Park.
The grant was awarded through the Cooperative Energy’s Cooperative Competes program to be used for geotechnical surveys at Port Bienville Site 6.
Coast Electric CEO Ron Barnes, APR, and Vice President of Western Division Operations and Economic Development Guy Johnson, P.E., presented the award to Commission President Derek Necaise and CEO Bill Cotter.
“Economic development is a team effort,” Cotter said. “We appreciate the support of Coast Electric as we work together to grow opportunities and make Hancock County the best place to live.”
About Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission
The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission was established in 1963 to lead the county’s economic development activities. Stennis International Airport and Port Bienville Industrial Park are home to 30 companies with more than 1,000 employees. For more information visit www.portairspace.com.
About Cooperative Energy
Cooperative Energy generates and transmits electricity to 11 Member-owned electric distribution cooperatives. Known as the Power of 12, Cooperative Energy and its Member cooperatives work together to provide safe, reliable and affordable power from the Mississippi Delta to the Coast. The 11 electric cooperatives own and maintain more than 57,000 miles of distribution lines and provide service to approximately 432,000 homes and businesses throughout 55 counties.