“Man may set foot on Mars, but he’ll go through Hancock County, Mississippi to do it.”
– Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant
Leading aerospace companies across the world are increasingly establishing a presence in Mississippi. Our state’s business advantages, – low operating costs, minimal tax burden, easy access to U.S. and international markets, and proximity to important military installations – have attracted numerous aerospace companies to Mississippi. These companies are thriving as a result of Mississippi’s productive, well-trained workforce.
Mississippi is home to some of the world’s most renowned names in aerospace: GE Aviation, Airbus Helicopters, Rolls-Royce and Lockheed Martin. All rely on our skilled and productive workforce and comprehensive workforce training, supportive business environment, strategic location, low startup and operation costs, and cutting-edge R&D.
But aerospace isn’t new to Mississippi. We have a long history of being a leader in the sector. Take a look at this impressive timeline (click to enlarge):
Information courtesy of the Mississippi Development Authority.