Mississippi Power’s Economic Development team recently hosted its annual familiarization tour of Stennis Space Center and the Gulf Coast. The event showcased the Gulf Coast’s aerospace assets and the company’s service area to twelve businesses and site selection consultants. Gov. Phil Bryant, along with several community partners and guests, were in attendance.
The event included a tour of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and a full day tour of the Stennis Space Center. Guests also had an opportunity to learn about the certified industrial sites in this region. The group visited businesses, such as Aerojet Rocketdyne and Lockheed Martin, to learn more about onsite opportunities and data centers and were also treated to a videoconference with Apollo astronaut Fred Haise.
“We are fortunate to have such great assets and resources in our service area. It’s our department’s charge to ensure that businesses and industries all over know that southeast Mississippi is an ideal place to expand their business efforts because of these assets as well as a ready workforce,” said Melissa Morel, Economic Development representative, who coordinated this year’s event.
“We know that because of our team’s hard work and dedication, our guests left with a greater understanding of our service area and the benefits we can bring to their business,” said Steven Dick, Economic Development manager. “We’ve already had a few guests to schedule return visits. They now know that Mississippi can compete with the best in the aerospace industry and we’re steadily growing.”