Stennis Technology Park Expected To Draw New Companies

Hancock County leaders broke ground Friday on a facility that will create more job opportunities for South Mississippi. It's a multi million dollar Technology Park designed for high tech companies.

The Park will be located near Stennis International Airport at I-10 and Highway 603. When totally complete it will be home to four large buildings. Most of the first tenants to move in will be technology based companies who have ties to Stennis Space Center.

Greg Hinkebein, President of the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology Business Incubator at Stennis told WLOX NEWS, "They are very good jobs, very fast growing companies, and they out pace the space that we have available at Stennis for growth. So this Technology Park is going to be the answer for the continued growth of those kind of jobs in Hancock County and all across the Gulf Coast."

Park Developer Rodney Pilot echoed his words.

"Our goal is simple. We're going to create a Technology Park here at this location that rivals that of anything in this part of the country."

Construction on the project has already started. The first phase of the complex should be finished in about eight months.

by Al Showers