Big business, thriving tourism, and hospitable people are the DNA of this growing city. Gulfport is the second largest city in the the state of Mississippi and has plenty to offer. It has seen widespread recognition throughout the country for its tourism growth. Gulfport hosts popular events, such as the "World's Largest Fishing Rodeo" and "Cruisin' the Coast." It has a strong mercantile industry, tourism industry, and military presence with the US Navy Atlantic Fleet Seabees and Air National Guard. Family-friendly attractions are endless and delicious dining abound here.