Hancock County, MS | P.O. Box 2267 Bay St. Louis, MS 39521 | 706 Highway 90 | Waveland, Mississippi 39576 | Toll Free: 800.558.1658  | Phone: 228.467.9231 | Fax: 228.467.9341
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Key Industries in Hancock County

Today, pilots of Coast Guard aircraft are not only guided more effectively, they see farther and better, thanks to Tyonek's sleek glass cockpit redesign. The company’s Stennis hangars have also been host to the C-130s of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Airforce for the company’s upgrade of the aircraft’s electric propeller system. And Stennis, with its location on the Gulf, has proven to be a strategic home for Tyonek's Security Assistance Support Center training and joint international forces exercises.

Land, sea, air: With a powerful portfolio of broad-reaching assets, Hancock County has proven itself as a location of choice for world-changing companies of diverse size and sectors, including:

Aerospace and Defense: Tyonek Native Corporation is only one of the globally leading companies that have found high-flying performance at the Stennis Airpark and Stennis Space Center. Others include Aerojet Rocketdyne, Lockheed Martin, and Rolls-Royce North America.

Polymers and Chemicals:  Combining prime proximity to South Mississippi’s polymer expertise with superior advantages in labor and logistics, Hancock is home to a robust polymer and chemical cluster, including SABIC, SNF Polycheme and DAK Americas.

Unmanned Systems: The exponential growth of unmanned systems can be seen in all aspects of modern life – from military to agriculture, from real estate to emergency management – the sectors and utilization are limitless. The unmanned systems market is growing faster than demand can keep pace.   Hancock County is an unmatched location with logistical and workforce assets for development and deployment of aerial, terrestrial, and submersible unmanned systems. 

Geospatial Technologies: As host to the world’s largest concentration of oceanographers, Hancock is helping lead the way as the world’s top scientists chart a better path to the future. For both private enterprise and governmental entities, Hancock offers leading cluster advantages, as evidenced by the success of operations here, including Teledyne and the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX).

Advanced Manufacturing: Power, performance, delivery—Hancock is the location of choice for manufacturers looking for long-term growth. For example, as Jindal Tubular USA eyes expansion opportunity for producing pipe for natural gas, petroleum and water transmission, the company’s current capabilities allow the production of more than 300,000 tons of pipe annually. 

Distribution and Transportation: Hancock County’s I-10 location opens immediate access to a population of 1.5 million, while a highly developed multimodal infrastructure spanning port, highway, air and rail, also offers powerful advantages for distribution operations. Today, A&R Global Logistics, SSA Marine and The Andersons company are keeping goods on the move and local industry on track to greater market share.

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Kiln, Mississippi 39556 (228) 467-9231
Map14054 Fred & Al Key Road
Kiln, Mississippi 39556
Toll Free: 800.558.1658
Hancock County, MS
14054 Fred & Al Key Road
Kiln, MS 39556
Toll Free: 800.558.1658
Phone: 228.467.9231
Fax: 228.467.9341

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