Saudi Arabia is looking to expand their defense by $110 billion dollars, and Mississippi could be playing a huge part in that investment.
Governor Phil Bryant traveled to Saudi Arabia recently to discuss how the Magnolia state’s manufacturers could aid in the fight against Al Qaeda and ISIS.
“We took such wonderful companies such as Ingalls, Airbus, L3 Technologies, Raytheon… some of the companies in Mississippi that are in the defense industry,” said Governor Phil Bryant.
“We also took Gulf Coast Community College,” said Bryant. “They’re looking to train some 400,000 Saudis.”
The governor said aside from providing manufactured goods, the Magnolia State could also provide workforce development and education for Saudi Arabia.
“Some of it would be Saudi students coming here, some of it would be Saudi trainers coming here to go back there to teach students for workforce training and development,” said Bryant.
Governor Bryant said that could be a big boost for Mississippi community colleges.