Left to right: Moderator - Gil Rudawsky, Vice President, GroundFloor Media; Leonard David,  Reporter - Inside Outer Space; Laura Keeney, Business Reporter - The Denver Post; Greg Avery, Reporter - Denver Business Journal; and Maya Rodriguez, TV Reporter - KUSA. Photo credit: Barbara David

Left to right: Moderator – Gil Rudawsky, Vice President, GroundFloor Media; Leonard David, Reporter – Inside Outer Space; Laura Keeney, Business Reporter – The Denver Post; Greg Avery, Reporter – Denver Business Journal; and Maya Rodriguez, TV Reporter – KUSA.
Photo credit: Barbara David

Colorado’s aerospace industry is growing and outperforming national economic trends.

Eight of the country’s major space contractors have a significant presence in Colorado and the state continually outperforms national averages in employment, salary, and education.

In 2014, Colorado ranked first in private aerospace employment in the U.S. and direct and indirect aerospace employment exceeded 160,000 workers in high wage jobs, with a payroll of close to $3.2 billion.

 

Digital landscape

Given those factoids, the Colorado Space Business Roundtable held on Thursday, June 25 a media-centric Aerospace Exchange and Media panel discussion. The event took place at The Denver Press Club.

This reporter was honored to take part in the conversation.

Panel members focused on how best aerospace firms can build relationships with journalists across Colorado, the challenges facing media in the evolving digital landscape, and understanding what journalists find most interesting to cover.

Special thanks to Edgar Johansson, President of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable; Citizens for Space Exploration; Aerospace Exchange Sponsor, Braxton Science & Technology Group; and Event Chair, Krystal Scordo, Marketing Services Manager for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems.

For more information on the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, go to:

http://www.coloradosbr.org/

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