But 44% of small businesses surveyed in Colorado have put hiring on hold.
Corporate incentives used to draw companies to Colorado back at pre-pandemic levels
As some businesses cratered during the pandemic, others not only thrived, they expanded — and moved to Colorado. That included vertical-landing aircraft maker PteroDynamics, which touched down in Colorado Springs in late July. Months earlier, the California firm was finalizing a contract for its autonomous aircraft with the U.S. Navy. The deal made CEO Matthew […]
A rural Colorado high school’s aerospace class is paving the runway for a new generation of pilots
Mya Diaz Soto’s phone buzzed Saturday morning with a text message from her frantic mother, who demanded to know why her 17-year-old daughter was cruising 134 mph. Mya’s mother, who was visiting family with her father hundreds of miles away in Texas that morning, uses a smartphone app to track her daughter’s location, shows how […]
Colorado’s Aerospace Alley prepares for Space Command move to Alabama
By Dan Boyce, CPR News COLORADO SPRINGS — When Kathy Boe heard the news in January that President Donald Trump was moving the headquarters of U.S. Space Command from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Alabama, she understood why Trump was making the move — even though she expected Colorado Springs to be the frontrunner in the […]
How does Colorado’s Lockheed Martin keep future engineers interested in space? By asking them to design robot cars.
The room was abuzz with pint-sized autonomous vehicles, mind-numbing calculations and geeks in shoe socks. Julia Harvey had heard about the curious Lockheed Martin Space Systems event from a school newsletter and thought, “Oh, that looks really cool!” So, the Colorado School of Mines computer science major spent Halloween morning training her AWS DeepRacer (on […]
Lockheed Martin sniffs around for space in Grand Junction
An oh-by-the-way comment dropped into a recent Club 20 address by Gov. Jared Polis may—or may not — signal a significant economic development win for the Western Slope city of Grand Junction that has been wooing the aerospace industry. Polis was speaking to the Western Slope coalition of counties at their annual fall meeting Saturday […]