Monday, February 12, 2018

Interest in SSC park high

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – There's been a "good bit of interest" in an effort to create a research and industrial park bordering Stennis Space Center (SSC), with at least 16 entities and 58 individuals expressing interest. That's according to Randy Galloway, deputy director of the NASA rocket engine test facility, who talked about the proposed Enterprise Park during a question-and-answer session with traditional and social media Monday. Galloway said the park was discussed with interested parties during a Feb. 7 Industry Day event. In December NASA opened a search for a non-federal partner to lead in development of a 1,100-acre technology corridor in the first phase of a multi-phase project. Enterprise Park would be for companies that want to work with NASA or other SSC tenants but don't want to be six or seven miles away or don't want to go through the security measures required at SSC. The 1,100 acres, identified as the most development-ready, is on the northern edge of the 13,800-acre secured area and would include property both inside and outside the security perimeter. "I believe we can have something that's dynamic and appealing and a good source of long-term jobs for this community," Galloway said about the proposed park. (Source: GCAC, 02/12/18) Previous