Shipbuilding

The French first started building ships here in the
1700s,keyindustries_shipbuilding but the old Gulf Coast industry is hardly
recognizable today. Undergoing some major changes with the introduction of new shipbuilding materials and high-tech methods of production, it's both a heavy industry and one of the most technical.

South Mississippi is at the center of the largest shipbuilding region in the nation, and it is home
to the biggest shipbuilder of them all—
Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls.
Jackson County, Mississippi is where most of the nation’s surface warships are built, as well as crucial equipment for deep-water exploration.

While it's generally known that South Mississippi is a major player in the shipbuilding industry, what may be less well known is that the Gulf Coast over the past 25 years has slowly grabbed a larger piece of the nation's shipbuilding pie. While the number of major shipyards on the East Coast and the West Coast have decreased, the number on the Gulf Coast has remained relatively high. What's more, there's a growing synergy in this region, with both the aerospace and advanced materials sectors growing.

Read more about the Mississippi Gulf Coast Shipbuilding Corridor »

Contract: Ingalls, $7M

Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $7,016,664 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for post-delivery planning yard services in

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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