Wednesday marked the opening of Lockheed Martin‘s 33,000-square-foot mission support center in Clinton, Miss. The center will support diverse mission and technology services and add up to 350 jobs to the Mississippi capital area.
The facility will serves as Lockheed’s Gulf Coast technology hub, which will partner with existing east and west coast technology hubs to offer innovative cloud computing, cybersecurity, big data management and mobile computing solutions to federal customers.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman all attended yesterday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“Lockheed Martin is pleased to expand our presence in Mississippi and we value the opportunity to contribute to the economic development of central Mississippi,” said Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin information systems and global solutions business. “We truly appreciate the successful collaboration we have experienced working with federal, state and local officials to ensure we have the professional work force and facility resources needed to open this world-class mission support operation here. We look forward to this continued partnership.”