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Mississippi coast making way for Buc-ee's, amusement park, other new developments

Updated: Jun 21, 2022

We’re almost halfway through 2022 and South Mississippi has a new zip line, a roller coaster and an amusement park under construction on the beach in Biloxi, with more housing, restaurants and attractions coming across the Coast.

“Commercial, residential and amusement construction continues in all parts of the city,” said Jerry Creel, Biloxi’s community development director. The zip lines opened this spring at Finishline Performance Karting in Biloxi. A roller coaster is one of the new attractions at Big Play Entertainment Center, and a giant Ferris wheel arrived in Biloxi as Paradise Pier Fun Park takes shape at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi.

“Since Jan. 1, we have issued building permits for almost $44 million dollars in construction valuation,’ Creel said, “and we have just experienced our record 13th straight month of sales tax revenues exceeding $1 million.” He said more projects are under review or will be announced soon.

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