JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today, Governor Mike Parson joined with Governor Laura Kelly to announce the launch of the National Security Crossroads, a multi-state initiative aimed at raising awareness of and facilitating collaboration and efficiencies within national security missions in the Heartland region.
“We are proud to be home to such robust military and defense industries, and this initiative will be a valuable asset in strengthening national security and our region as a whole,” said Missouri Governor Parson.
Seven major military bases are housed within the Crossroads area, covering the Army, Navy, and Air Force branches.
The region also includes 11 national security installations, focusing on geospatial-intelligence, net-centric solutions, non-nuclear component manufacturing, combined arms preparations, strategic attack deterrents, bio-threat prevention, along with other critical technology and infrastructure concentrations.
“Kansas is proud of our outstanding national security assets and personnel,” Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said. “This partnership will be instrumental in showing the world the increasing strategic and economic potential of our region.”
The Crossroads region stretches from Wichita and Manhattan, Kansas, to the bi-state St. Louis area. With the development of the National Security Crossroads collaboration, the region continues to represent a growing base of operations for a variety of installations, including military, cybersecurity, and public-private partnerships.
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