Colorado Officials Narrow Down Sites for NASA-Supported Research Park

Site for Colorado’s Space Act research park could be picked next month: Unnamed developer has submitted letter of intent to build
Colorado Daily

The location of a 200-acre research campus resulting from Colorado’s recent Space Act agreement with NASA — a broad program estimated to result in the creation of 10,000 jobs statewide — could be determined as early as mid-January, an official involved with the agreement said Monday.

The aerospace and clean energy research park is one aspect of a multi-faceted five-year agreement between the space agency and the Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology, designed to create a public-private “regional innovation cluster” in Colorado; increase manufacturing capabilities; and bring technologies to market in a speedier fashion.

When the agreement was signed last week, the Associated Press reported the campus was to be located between Boulder and Loveland. However, a specific location has yet to be determined, Elaine Thorndike, chief executive officer of the manufacturing association, said Monday.

Officials are targeting a site within close proximity to research facilities, educational institutions and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, she said.

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