Development Opportunities

The Ideal Location

With 3,200 acres of land, Colorado Air and Space Port houses one of the largest general-aviation airports in the United States and is surrounded by 7,000 additional acres of non-residential, master-planned industrial complexes with access to heavy rail and highways.

The airport is only seven miles from Denver International Airport and is accessible to a highly skilled aerospace workforce, research universities, major aerospace and defense companies, and interstate and rail infrastructure that combine to make Colorado Air and Space Port an ideal location for a commercial spaceport.

Colorado Air and Space Port is a broad-based, statewide economic development initiative that will sustain and accelerate Colorado’s world-class aerospace industry. Here are some benefits to locating at Colorado Air and Space Port.

A Major Commercial Space Hub

By attracting high-value aerospace technology clusters that support the suborbital commercial space market for scientific research, education, and space tourism, this horizontal launch facility will establish Colorado as a major North American commercial space hub and positions Colorado as an integral part of an emerging international system of spaceports.

A Highly Educated Workforce

With the nation’s second-largest private aerospace economy, Colorado offers aerospace companies the country’s second most highly educated workforce and a dynamic atmosphere for business growth.

Top Aerospace Contractors

Eight of the nation’s top aerospace contractors have significant operations in Colorado, and more than 500 space-related companies, developing products from launch vehicles and satellites to command and control software and equipment, call the state home. More than 190,880 people are employed in space-related jobs in Colorado – a number that is expected to swell in coming years. Learn about some of our aerospace partners from around the world already making their home at Colorado Air and Space Port.

At the Center of It All

Along with major Department of Defense facilities and NASA research activities, the state’s universities are among the world’s best for aerospace engineering. In addition, Colorado’s central U.S. location provides one-bounce satellite communications to Europe and Asia in the same business day.

Colorado is also a strategic location for the space industry, with four key military commands: Air Force Space Command, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Strategic Command, NORAD, and USNORTHCOM – and three space-related Air Force bases: Buckley, Peterson, and Schriever.

Proximity to DEN

As one of the world’s most modern and efficient airports, Denver International Airport’s ability to double future runway capacity gives Colorado Air and Space Port substantial feed opportunities and positions it to become North America’s premier spaceport. Colorado Air and Space Port is only six miles from Denver International Airport and is accessible to a highly skilled aerospace workforce, research universities, major aerospace and defense companies, and interstate and rail infrastructure that combine to make Colorado Air and Space Port an ideal location for a commercial spaceport.