Pascagoula is a major industrial city of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The town was originally a sleepy fishing village. Today, Pascagoula is home to the state’s largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding owned by Huntington Ingalls Industries. Other major industries include one of the largest Chevron refineries in the country; Signal International, an oil platform builder; and Mississippi Phosphates. Naval Station Pascagoula was located on Singing River Island, and was homeport to several Navy warships, as well as a large Coast Guard contingent.