$6.7M grant goes for runway improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the award of a $6,727,759 grant to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for the Trent Lott International Runway Improvements project. Funds are being made available as part of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act), which provides funding for Gulf Coast states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. MDEQ will subaward the project to the Jackson County Airport Authority to support engineering and design, surveying, permitting, and construction. The improvements will allow the airport to accommodate medium and large cargo planes used by local industries, providing another asset in south Mississippi for industrial recruitment. “These improvements to Trent Lott International will boost capacity at the airport and sharpen south Mississippi’s competitive edge as a destination for our nation’s most advanced manufacturers,” said Wicker. “We thank our Congressional delegation and Gov. (Phil) Bryant for continuing to support the growth and expansion of our airport,” said George Freeland, executive director of the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation. “Trent Lott International Airport already is home to world class manufacturing at Northrop Grumman’s manned and unmanned systems facility, but Jackson County remains focused on strategic improvements that position this community for continued growth in the aviation sector. None of the success that we have experienced in the past, nor will experience in the future, would be possible without our state and federal partners.” (Source: release from Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, 08/30/19)

Halter Marine awarded fifth Navy berthing barge

Pascagoula, Miss., July 30, 2021 – Halter Marine, a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fifth Auxiliary Personnel

$6.7M grant goes for runway improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the

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