industry received the largest amount of federal R&D dollars
among the Gulf States. In FY 1997, industry was awarded $1.5
billion in federal funds which accounts for 53 percent of
federal R&D funds in the three states and 4.7 percent of the
federal total for industry. Alabama firms received $1.4 bil-lion,
Mississippi $99 million and Louisiana $45 million (see Table
Gulf States are home to some of the leading engineering R&D
and high technology industries. Corporations such as Lockheed
Martin, the Institute for Technology Development, Chrysler,
Teledyne Brown, Raytheon, and Aegis Research all have R&D
facilities centered on work done at the DOD and NASA facilities.
located in the Gulf States are the headquarters of MCI WorldCom
(Mississippi), a Monsanto R&D facility (Mississippi), one
of Exxon's R&D Laboratories (Louisiana), and a Dow Chemical
Company R&D facility (Louisiana).