Defense & Military

From Missions to Mars to National Security.

From satellite operations to space exploration, Colorado Springs is a global leader in aerospace education, research, and innovation, making it an attractive location for leading companies in the industry. Colorado has the second-largest space economy in the U.S., with more than 240,000 workers in the state’s aerospace industry alone.

In addition to the region’s major aerospace-related military commands and private companies, Colorado Springs is home to the National Cybersecurity Center, Catalyst Campus, and Space ISAC, the only all-threats security information source for the public and private space sector.

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Jim Lovewell

Chief Defense Development Officer

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Kelly Leaverton

Vice President, Defense & Economic Development

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