October 26, 2014  

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Southern Miss’ Accelerator Welcomes Three New Tenants

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The Accelerator, The University of Southern Mississippi’s technology commercialization center, has announced the additions of GE Aviation, Radiance Technologies, and Vatican Capital to its list of tenants.

GE Aviation, which just opened a new aircraft engine composite parts production facility in Ellisville, Miss., has leased space at The Accelerator and is working with Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) and Jones County Junior College to produce employee composites training programs, which includetraining in business, lean manufacturing, safety, basic math, blue print reading, and team training. The Introduction to Composites course is designed specifically for GE Aviation and the process.

Radiance Technologies is a premier small business established in March 1999 in Huntsville, Ala. The company leverages small-business ingenuity and large-business competencies to provide high-quality systems engineering, technology and prototype development, integration and testing, and operational support for the Department of Defense, armed services, intelligence agencies, and other government organizations.

Vatican Capital is the first faith-based venture capital firm in the nation. It focuses on making sound seed and growth investments in privately held small businesses that are led by Catholic entrepreneurs in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

The mission of The Accelerator is to drive economic development through technology innovation and commercialization. It not only welcomes established businesses that might need space while expanding their operations, but can also be an incubator for start-up companies needing to save costs on overhead while developing new technologies or products.

For more information about The Accelerator, call 601.266.4607 or visit: http://theaccelerator.ms.