Industry Overview

We've got a 5,280-ft head start on the competition Colorado is a mile closer to space

With the nation’s second-largest aerospace economy, Colorado offers aerospace companies one of the country’s most highly educated workforces, a dynamic atmosphere for business growth, and a hub of high-tech innovation.

Eight of the nation’s top aerospace contractors have significant operations in the state. Along with major U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) facilities and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research and development activities, the state’s universities are among the world’s best for aerospace engineering.

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Colorado’s strategic location in the center of the country provides one-bounce satellite communications to Europe and Asia in the same business day.

In addition, Colorado has an abundance of high-tech companies developing viable, cutting-edge technologies in fields such as renewable energy and cyber, providing a fertile environment for innovation opportunities with these cross-supporting sectors.

In Colorado, you’ll be part of a high-powered, established space industry in a location that also happens to be a great place to live. In an atmosphere like this, it’s no wonder that aerospace companies thrive and prosper at 5,280 feet.

“Colorado aerospace companies are at the forefront of space travel, exploration, and groundbreaking research. Like the westward pioneering of our past, this highly collaborative Colorado aerospace industry contingent is paving the way into new chapters of discovery in the frontier of space.”Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

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