Marine Science

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On the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and in close proximity to numerous other vital waterways, Jackson County leverages this advantageous location into a strength in marine science. The county sits in the heart of a region that has more than 40 federal and university marine science research operations. The Mississippi Gulf Coast alone has 18. The significance of that research foundation is difficult to overstate. Marine science is a huge field that includes multiple disciplines, and it has implications for a wide variety of industries, from marine aquaculture to the search for new medicines.

For industries that rely on marine science, the Mississippi Gulf Coast represents a great opportunity. With a high quality of life and low cost of doing business, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a contender for some of the most high-profile projects around. And it's now even more appealing, thanks to the availability of major new incentives designed to help companies that want to invest in the future of Mississippi and the Gulf Coast region.

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Ingalls wins NSC contract

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $497 million fixed-price, incentive-fee contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to build

Navy orders more MQ-8Cs

Northrop Grumman is set to build 10 additional MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters for the U. S. Navy, giving maritime commanders persistent, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). It brings to

Senators praise Northrop over contract

MOSS POINT, Miss. – Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker praised Northrop Grumman and the city for two separate contracts to build additional

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