New numbers released by the Colorado Space Coalition reveal there are a total of 26,620 private sector aerospace jobs in our state.

In 2017, jobs grew by 4.7 percent, adding more than 1,000 workers, making Colorado number two in the nation for aerospace-related employment.

“Colorado was the draw. The views, the outdoor activities,” said Angie Wise of Sierra Nevada Corporation. “You have Denver, you have Boulder, there’s so much packed into this area.” The company is developing a spacecraft to take cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS).

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