Pascagoula hires economic-development director

Billy Lawson
Billy Lawson

Billy Lawson is the new Economic Development and Residential Recruitment director for the city of Pascagoula.

He will be responsible for working with city and community leaders to recruit residential development and new business-development opportunities for Pascagoula.

A Coast native, Lawson has extensive experience in economic development, and residential and military housing administration. He previously served as senior community manager for the Balfour Beatty Communities in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

A U.S. Army veteran, he has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Upper Iowa University. He earned both degrees while on active duty in the Army.

“I have no doubt Pascagoula will benefit greatly from his experience and expertise,” said Interim City Manager Eddie Williams.