SBA awards businesses

The Mississippi U.S. Small Business Administration recently recognized its 2018 Small Business Persons of the Year. It was Tim and Barbara Alamsha, owners of Rock U 2 in Ocean Springs. In addition, the SBA recognize six other award winners and 10 lenders. (Source: Mississippi...

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Contract: Northrop, $45M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $45,000,000 fixed-price-incentive, firm target advance acquisition contract for long-lead materials components, material, parts, and associated efforts required to maintain the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system...

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DDG 125 fabrication begins

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding officially started fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) on May 7. The start of fabrication signifies the first 100 tons of steel has been cut. Pascagoula shipbuilders...

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Grant announced for rail connection

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Congressman Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., announced a $574,000 grant to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to fund planning, surveying, and permitting for a 4,300-foot rail connection in Jackson...

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Contract: Bell, $21.7M

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $21,705,649 for modification P00001 to a previously awarded indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-18-D-0119). This modification increases the quantity of Bell 407 variant commercial airframes through...

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Jackson County is on the path of becoming an ACT Work Ready Community!

Jackson County is joining a prestigious group of Work Ready Communities Nationwide! Learn more about ACT Work Ready Communities by clicking here. See the invite below for information about the Campaign Kick-Off!

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Contract: Scientific Research, $92.5M

Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, was awarded a $92,499,118 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) engineering, integration and...

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Southern Miss Marine Center opens

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – The University of Southern Mississippi’s $16.1 million Marine Education Center at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is now opened at the Cedar Point site in Ocean Springs. Dr. Monty Graham, director for the USM School of Ocean Science and Technology,...

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Contract: HII, $27M

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $27,079,692 cost-plus-award-fee contract for DDG 51 class follow yard services (FYS). The FYS provides necessary engineering, technical, material procurement and production support;...

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Ingalls to rebuild East Bank yard

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – After well over a decade of inactivity, the East Bank yard of Ingalls Shipbuilding is being rebuilt and reopened in order to meet expected increase in demand for naval vessels. The yard was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, leading to relocation of its...

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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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