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Lockheed Martin to Open Mission Support Center in Mississippi to Increase Technology Services for Federal Customers

New facility will employ up to 350 professionals; deliver critical technical services JACKSON, Miss., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today plans to open a new Mission Support Center in the Greater Jackson, Miss. area in September 2011 that will create up to 350 new jobs and provide diverse technology services for its federal customers. The opening of a new Mission Support Center in the Greater Jackson area establishes Lockheed Martin’s Gulf Coast Technology Hub and increases the Corporation’s presence in the state. Lockheed Martin currently has existing operations in Biloxi, Stennis and Vicksburg, and has...
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Economic Development Conferences: Expense or Investment?

Posted by jaynehrkorn in Chamber Life Budgets are tight, and shelling out dollars to send executives to conferences might be a hard sell to many chamber boards right now. Some may see travel costs for conferences and visits as an unnecessary expense in this information age, but according to one site selection professional and public incentives expert we spoke with, face-time with other decision makers is much more valuable than you might think. A recent discussion with Jason Hickey, of the Hickey & Associates consulting firm, about the site selection process led us to the topic of marketing venues for...
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Lockheed Martin reaffirms its commitment to Kentucky with a $26 million investment at Lexington’s Bluegrass Station

Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Lockheed Martin is reaffirming its commitment to Kentucky with a $26 million investment at Lexington’s Bluegrass Station. The global security company was recently awarded a major contract for Logistics Support Services that will result in securing its statewide presence, as well as add 224 new, full-time jobs in Lexington over the length of the contract. When asked why Lockheed Martin chose Lexington over any other place, Linda Pyfrom, Lockheed Martin’s Manager of Operational Excellence, noted that it was Lexington’s fantastic workforce. Full press release below. Watch: “KY Governor Steve Beshear Details Expansion of Lockheed Martin...
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H&A Client UnitedHealth Group announces multimillion-dollar investment in City of Roanoke

Governor McDonnell Announces 125 New Jobs in City of Roanoke – UnitedHealthcare Planning Multimillion-dollar Virginia Expansion – RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced that UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is making a multimillion-dollar investment to expand its operations in the City of Roanoke.  UnitedHealthcare’s expansion is expected to create 125 new jobs over the next two years. Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McDonnell said, “We are pleased UnitedHealthcare is expanding its operations in Roanoke. Adding more than 100 jobs during a tough economic time is excellent news for the City of Roanoke and all Virginians. Healthy collaboration and the strength of...
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