Aerospace & Defense
Located in the state with the second-largest space economy, Colorado Springs is a global leader in aerospace education, research and innovation. More than 250 companies support Colorado Springs and the national military complex with locally developed intelligence, technology, software, equipment and resources.
Access to government, talent, and installations and commands are a few of the reasons many of the world’s largest aerospace and defense companies operate in Colorado Springs. Among them Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Parsons and Boeing.
In 2022, The Aerospace Corp. will open a new R&D facility to increase its focus on classified space technology. The nearly $100 million, 90,000 sq. ft. investment will be located on the grounds of the Colorado Springs Airport.
Locally grown companies are also part of national defense and aerospace solutions. Boecore, a woman-owned engineering company, provides engineering, cybersecurity, and technology support. With the industry comprising 44% of the Colorado Springs economy, Boecore gained the resources to develop partnerships with the Missile Defense Agency, Army Cyber Command, U.S. Space Command, and others.
In addition to military commands and private companies, Colorado Springs is the home base for the Space Foundation. A trusted source of space information, the Space Foundation is the preeminent resource for space education and host of the annual international Space Symposium, which draws nearly 15,000 agencies and professionals from around the globe.