Jackson first county to use powerful tool

A powerful economic tool called tax increment financing has been used by Mississippi cities for years to attract new business, and now Jackson County is the first county in the state to receive that tool. It's all thanks to historic legislation passed Thursday by the state...

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LHA 8 fabrication begins

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Ingalls Shipbuilding officially started fabrication of the America-class amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8) on Oct. 15. The start of fabrication signifies the shipyard is ready for sustained production and ready to move forward with the construction...

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Ingalls awards STEM grants

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Ingalls Shipbuilding handed out grants totaling $100,000 to teachers at 31 schools along the Gulf Coast to further STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Some teachers received checks for a few hundred dollars, while others totaled in the...

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Land bought with oil spill funds

Fifteen hundred acres of land in Jackson County will get a makeover thanks to funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement allocated to Mississippi. The first land acquisition of the Grand Bay Land Acquisition and Habitat Management Project secured the land near the...

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Contract: VT Halter, $39.8M

VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is awarded a $39,808,087 modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00024-18-C-2230 to exercise an option for the detail design and construction of an Auxiliary Personnel Lighter � Small (APL(S)). The initial contract...

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Ingalls has a top state businesswoman

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced Feb. 28 that Denise Jones, a talent management director at HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., was among the Top 10 of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Businesswomen of 2018. Jones joined...

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DDG 117 delivered to Navy

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries� (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) to the Navy on Feb. 22. The signing of the DD 250 completion document officially transfers custody of the...

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Contract: Lockheed, $8.2M

Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, N.J., is awarded an $8,242,834 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-5151) to exercise options for ship integration and test of the Aegis Weapon System (AWS) for AWS Baselines...

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VT Halter gets NOAA contract

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula has been selected for a preliminary contract design for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) Variant (NAV) ship, according to the company. Naval Sea Systems...

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Contract: Northrop, $55M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is awarded $55,062,919 for modification P00011 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-16-C-0055). This modification provides for the procurement of five Fire Scout MQ-8C unmanned air systems and two...

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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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