The June 2021 issue of the Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor Newsletter will be published Tuesday. The cover story is about the virtual briefing held last month highlighting Stennis Space Center, Miss., and Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
The two NASA facilities at the west-end of the Gulf Coast I-10 aerospace corridor are critical to NASA's current Space Launch System program, and they have a major economic impact both regionally and globally. The directors of Stennis Space Center and Michoud Assembly Facility gave presentations, as did the leader of the Naval Oceanographic office, a major tenant at Stennis.
It's a story about some of the wins and some of the losses caused by the pandemic and a particularly rough 2020 hurricane season, twin challenges everyone in the Gulf Coast region has in common.
There's also a profile on Verdell Hawkins, the economic development executive at Pensacola-based Gulf Power. He provides some insight into how he got involved in the field, and some of the projects in Northwest Florida where Gulf Power worked with local economic development groups.
There's also a column hitting on some of the key aerospace-related activities impacting the Gulf Coast region.
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