California Space Authority to Release Study on Space Industry’s Impact on California Economy

April 15, 2009

California Space Industry Ranks #1 in US and #1 in World in Economic Impact, Contributing more than $76B to State Economy and 370,000 Jobs

SANTA MARIA, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being released by California Space Authority:


When: Monday, April 20, 2009. Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Where: National Press Club/ Library Room, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.

What: Release to media of Study on Space Industry’s economic impact on California, nation and world. California ranks #1 in economic impact with 40 percent of the U.S. and 21 percent of the world’s space enterprise. Total annual contributions to the state exceed $76B, including $31B in revenues, $19.4B in wages, creating and sustaining more than 370,000 jobs.

California’s space enterprise has a greater impact on revenue and jobs than any other industry, including entertainment, tourism and agriculture. The study also highlights the new generation of entrepreneurial California space companies, well positioned for a game change in the launch segment.

Who: California Space Authority (CSA) Directors and Trustees, Executive Members, and representatives from the State of California. Speakers include:

  • Hon. Andrea Seastrand, Executive Director, CSA and former US Representative from state of California;
  • Janice Dunn, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Federal Gov’t Relations, CSA
  • Randall Garber, A.T. Kearney, authors of the Economic Impact of Space Industry Study
  • CSA corporate members representing: Satellite Services; Ground Equipment and Manufacturing; Satellite Manufacturing, Engineering Services and Launch.

This media briefing is one of many activities occurring during Space Week (April 20-24), highlighting contributions made by California and the nation’s space industry. Full details available at: www.californiaspaceauthority.org.

For media located outside Washington, D.C., a call-in number will be provided upon RSVP to Diane Murphy, diane.fedcity@gmail.com; Tel: 202.361.9681.

SOURCE California Space Authority

Source: newswire

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