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Aerospace and Defense

Aerospace Defense

Did you know?   The Boeing Company chose the Univ. of Southern Mississippi and Miss. State University to provide research and development on next generation aerospace composites.

A burgeoning region within the aerospace corridor, Southeast Mississippi offers a highly skilled workforce and strategic location benefits for aerospace and defense companies. Take a look at the reasons why the region is positioned to bring your company to the next level.

Our network of community colleges offers cutting-edge training opportunities for the aerospace and defense sectors through the following skill set areas:

    • Electronics
    • Welding and Cutting
    • Precision Manufacturing
    • Machining
    • Aviation Structures Mechanic
    • Mechanical Maintenance
    • Instrumentation and Controls Technology
    • Unmanned Aerial Systems

• Through successful public-private partnerships, aerospace companies find the desired skillsets needed to keep them competitive.
• The Gulf Coast region in Mississippi has one of the greatest concentrations of avionics and aircraft maintenance personnel in the United States when compared to all mid-size metropolitan markets.
• Unmanned aerial systems can take advantage of strategic partnerships in flight research and development along with training programs to support this growing industry.
• Southeast Mississippi is home to Keesler Air Force Base, the Army's Camp Shelby and Meridian Naval Air Station.
• Stennis Space Center is America's largest engine test complex where NASA tests next generation rockets for space exploration.
• Mississippi is represented by an experienced and supportive congressional delegation that understands the unique needs of the aerospace industry.
•Special incentives are available for companies that manufacture or assemble components for the aerospace industry.

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