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March 5, 2014
Mississippi’s Geospatial Cluster Continues to Grow

Stennis Space Center, Miss., Feb. 27, 2014—The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to Mississippi's geospatial technology industry cluster.

Ambit Prime, LLC

Ambit Prime, LLC, headquartered in Jackson, MS, is an Information Technology (IT) company that provides data security services for enterprise use. Ambit Prime™ is a 100% minority- and woman-owned business providing IT services for the financial, legal, biopharmaceutical, healthcare, and government sectors. Ambit Prime™ is a proud Referral Agent for the WindTalker™ framework, and has several of its own proprietary data and network security products in development.

PhiLumina

PhiLumina, based in Gulfport, MS, provides turnkey hyperspectral imaging systems, software, and consulting solutions.  For over a decade, the State of Mississippi has nurtured the growth of a cluster of high tech companies in the geospatial technology industry. The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) is a program of the Magnolia Business Alliance, which is a non-profit, industry-independent organization formed by Cluster members with a passion to enhance the small business ecosystem in the region. Funding for the organization was awarded through a contract from the U.S. Small Business Administration meant to promote job growth through clusters of companies in "innovative economies." Members have access to business support, counseling and classes that provide services using geographic information systems and allied technologies.

"These new members will add to the strength of the cluster and its core capabilities and continue to diversify our services," said Craig Harvey, an MBA founder.  "We are pleased to welcome them to the EIGS family."

The EIGS geospatial industry cluster represents a variety of companies from small operations to companies with thousands of employees. There are start-ups and well-established companies — the majority of the companies have been in business for an average of 15 years. Some companies are headquartered in Mississippi while others are branch operations of larger national corporations. With business operations all over the country, the cluster also has a global reach. EIGS membership is open to companies in the geospatial technology and/or remote sensing industry. EIGS provides its members with business support, counseling, and classes for businesses that provide services using GIS and allied technologies.

For more information about EIGS, its business members, or how to join, please visit: www.mseigs.com.

About EIGS

The EIGS cluster, whose geographic region currently encompasses the northern Gulf Coast from the East Texas border to Pensacola, consists of similar and complementary organizations in the geospatial industry sector, including private companies, universities, associations, state agencies, and Federal agencies.  For more information, visit www.mseigs.com.

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