Lockheed Martin expanding at NASA’s Stennis Space Center,  creating 30 jobs

December 3, 2019

Hancock County, MS (Dec. 3, 2019) – Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin is expanding its operations at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. The project is a $20.9-million corporate investment and will create 30 jobs.

"Lockheed Martin’s announcement today signifies Hancock County as a continued beacon in the aerospace industry, and we are proud to continue strengthening our role as an aerospace cluster," said Blaine LaFontaine, President of the Hancock County Board of Supervisors.

Lockheed Martin is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company's Stennis Space Center location resides within the Space business unit, whose primary activity is to design and build satellites and spacecraft for government and commercial customers. For the expansion, Lockheed Martin is centralizing select thermal production capabilities to its Stennis location and will begin manufacturing products that are key components of all spacecraft currently manufactured by the company.

“The Lockheed Martin team and its space manufacturing capabilities in Stennis deliver superb technical solutions for our customers’ missions around the world and beyond,” said Jason Wright, Stennis site director for Lockheed Martin. “We value the strong relationship with the state of Mississippi and Hancock County, and we look forward to continuing that partnership by providing high-tech careers that inspire the next generation of the space workforce.”

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building renovations. The project qualifies for tax abatements under the Hancock County Board of Supervisors’ current incentives program.

"Mississippians take great pride in producing some of the most technologically innovative products on Earth and beyond, which now include advanced products for all spacecraft produced by global leader Lockheed Martin," said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. "We salute the Lockheed Martin team for once again placing its confidence in the people of Mississippi by bringing these exciting new career opportunities to Hancock County."

Lockheed Martin currently employs 118 workers at its Stennis Space Center location.




The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission was established in 1963 to lead the county’s economic development activities. Stennis International Airport and Port Bienville Industrial Park are home to 30 companies with more than 1,000 employees. For more information visit www.portairspace.com

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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