- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Aquarium needs a director who can manage a $65 million project, namely construction and stocking of the aquarium planned for downtown Gulfport.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2aJmpye) the city’s economic development agency, the Gulfport Redevelopment Commission, is soliciting proposals for an aquarium consultant, which the agency says would be a full-time job.

The advertisement makes no mention of a salary range. Instead, those submitting proposals are directed to include a proposed cost for their services and the location from which they would be working.

The city plans to build the aquarium on 4.5 acres that overlooks U.S. 90, Jones Park and the harbor. The city has $40 million in hand for funding and needs to raise another $20 million for exhibit animals.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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