The Greater New Orleans region has long been a natural home for advanced manufacturing projects from around the globe. Employers in this industry are often in need of a consistent pool of engineers, welders, and numerous other manufacturing skill sets.
The Advanced Manufacturing industry of the Greater New Orleans region is focused primarily on the design, manufacturing, and assembly of military ground transportation vehicles, civilian and military aircraft, space vehicles, and both naval and commercial ships and boats. Home to premier NASA facilities, major high-tech manufacturers, a talented workforce, and a world-class incentive package, the region is one of the only areas in the world equipped to manufacture such advanced products.
The regional assets for this industry are focused in space and defense manufacturing; namely NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, nearby Stennis Space Center, Huntington-Ingalls’ Avondale Shipyard, Bollinger’s ship building and repair facilities, and Textron’s two manufacturing operations.