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Aviation & Aerospace

Mississippi is home to leading names in the aviation industry: Northrop Grumman, NASA, Vertex Aerospace, L-3 Communications, United Technologies, EADS North America, Rolls Royce, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and GE Aviation.

Aviation Highlights

  • GE Aviation is located only 40 miles from Grenada, MS
  • Available buildings in airport industrial park
  • Airport with a 7,000 feet runway and the only ILS system between Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tenessee
  • Skilled metal workers with excellent work ethic for quality production
  • Access to Mississippi State University's Raspet Flight Laboratory

A Strategic Location
Accesiblity to markets and the ability to move raw materials in and finished product out is a key component to successful aviation companies. Located directly on I-55, halfway between Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tenessee, Grenada is well positioned to supply aviation OEM’s throughout the U.S.

Mississippi's highways are ranked among the four best in the country and the best in the southeastern United States. I-55 runs north and south, providing access to major markets like Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans.

A Skilled & Trained Workforce
Grenada has  been a hub for manufacturing for decades. With more than 32 percent of employment concentrated in the manufacturing sector, Grenada's workforce is well educated and highly trained to meet the needs of your aviation company. Greanada is home to Holmes Community College, provides quick access to 4 universities and offers a multitude of resources to ensure our workforce is prepared to meet your needs.

A Positive Business Climate
Grenada offers a positive and supportive business climate. Low cost of doing business, highly skilled workforce, award wining schools and constant support from the community are some of the reasons companies move and stay in Grenada for decades. The State and the community can also offer incentives for qualified businesses to locate in Grenada.

Download a Business Case for this Industry. (PDF, 246 KB)