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Hush Aerospace Plans Tupelo, Mississippi, Manufacturing Complex

Unmanned aerial systems designer and manufacturer Hush Aerospace will establish operations in Tupelo, Mississippi. The $13.975 million project is expected to create 80 jobs.

The new 60,000-square-foot facility will enhance the domestic drone market by providing cutting-edge UAS/robotic platforms and components that meet the rigorous standards of NASA and the military.

“Mississippi and Tupelo/Lee County not only provide Hush’s expansion with one of our nation’s premier manufacturing locations, but they offer a dedicated, skilled workforce and a public education, community college and research university platform that is second to none. On top of all of that, Mississippi and Lee County possess a culture which speaks to what Hush and its team members embrace as fellow Americans, freedom and patriotism,” Zachary Johns, CEO, Hush Aerospace said.

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is providing assistance for the construction of the facility. MDA also is providing assistance through the MFLEX tax incentive plan.

AccelerateMS is providing a Mississippi Works grant to support the critical training needs of Hush Aerospace and will support the company’s long-term workforce goals and objectives for this project. The project is also receiving support from Tupelo, Lee County, Tennessee Valley Authority and Appalachian Regional Commission.

“I am thrilled to see the exciting expansion of Hush Aerospace into Lee County. Not only is the company contributing to the advancement of technology and opening doors for future government and commercial applications, it is shining the spotlight on Mississippi and showing other companies we are open for business. Hush’s commitment to innovation and its significant investment in Lee County will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the region’s economy and the lives of the people who call the area home,” MDA Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp noted.

Hush Aerospace is a UAV Design and Manufacturing company located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with an international office in the U.K. The company’s platforms have been and are currently being used across both government agencies and within the private sector.

“AccelerateMS is excited about Hush Aerospace’s decision to locate in Lee County. This innovative company represents new and amazing opportunities for Mississippians to have meaningful careers in advanced technologies. We are grateful to have this wonderful new partner in Lee County, and we look forward to seeing the success Hush Aerospace will achieve with our dedicated workforce,” AccelerateMS Executive Director Ryan Miller added.

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