Our Role and Mission

About the Colorado Space Coalition To promote Colorado as the best place to lead, defend, and innovate in aerospace

The Colorado Space Coalition (CSC) is a group of industry stakeholders working together to make Colorado a center of excellence for space. Coalition members include aerospace companies, academic organizations, military partners, and economic development groups.

The CSC is an affiliate of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and is co-chaired by Colorado Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera; Michael Gass, retired president and CEO of United Launch Alliance; and Dr. Ron Sega, Director and Woodward Professor of Systems Engineering at Colorado State University.

Colorado Space Coalition members span the entire state, representing diverse backgrounds, but united goals. The CSC focuses on the following initiatives to expand Colorado’s position as the nation’s second-largest aerospace economy:

  • Recruit new companies and expand existing aerospace employment in the state.
  • Market and promote Colorado’s space industry.
  • Maintain an advisory dialogue with Colorado’s congressional delegation on key aerospace issues.
  • Provide support for Colorado’s military, commercial, and civilian space assets.
  • Expand networking and collaboration among the state’s space companies.
  • Grow the state’s aerospace workforce.
  • Support funding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in Colorado.

The Colorado Chapter of the Aerospace States Association is comprised of the Colorado Space Coalition, the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, and the Colorado Chapter of Citizens for Space Exploration. The partnership collaborates on industry events, outreach, and advocacy efforts.

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