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Aerospace Industry Brings Economic and Educational Opportunity to Colorado
PR Newswire
DENVER

DENVER, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) is conducting an Aerospace Business Development Road Trip throughout western Colorado. CSBR is traveling to four communities to share how the aerospace industry benefits every community in Colorado.

Opportunity:             

Attendees and media have the opportunity to hear CSBR share why aerospace matters to Colorado communities, how local businesses can become aerospace suppliers and learn more about educational aerospace programs for students. Interviews are available upon request the day of the event. 



Location Details

Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

And Contacts:

Tour WestStar Aviation


796 Heritage Way, Grand Junction, CO 81506


Christian Reece, CLUB 20
(970) 250-2696; christian@club20.org




Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Airport Terminal, Nucla-Hopkins KAIB


27696 DD Rd, Nucla, CO 81424


Dianna Reams, West End Economic Development Corporation
(970) 865-2350; diannareams@gmail.com




Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Powerhouse Science Center


1333 Camino del Rio Durango, CO 81301


Heather Otter, La Plata County Economic Development Alliance


970.759.9686; programmgr@yeslpc.com




Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Bridges Golf and Country Club


2500 Bridges Circle Montrose, CO 81401


Patricia Cummings, Montrose Economic Development Corporation


(970)-249-9438; patriciac@MontroseEDC.org



Lockheed Martin


Contact:

Elizabeth Howard, (303) 305-9273; elizabeth.w.howard@lmco.com



Background:

As the aerospace industry in Colorado continues to grow, CSBR is committed to spreading knowledge of the industry's positive local impact, highlighting opportunities for Colorado suppliers to get involved and providing STEM opportunities for students and educators. It spreads this message through frequent roundtable discussions with Colorado stakeholders and road trips around the state.




This year's Aug.  29 – Sept. 2 road trip will travel to Grand Junction, Naturita, Durango and Montrose. Local partners include CLUB 20, West End Economic Development Corporation, La Plata County Economic Development Alliance and Montrose Economic Development Corporation. There will be opportunities to meet with local businesses that are interested in becoming a supplier or subcontractor to the larger aerospace companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Sierra Nevada, United Launch Alliance and many others.




The 2014 and 2015 road trips included programs all throughout Colorado and resulted in the creation of the first-ever Colorado Aerospace Internship Experience program for students. Outcomes of the road trips have resulted in small businesses from around the state doing business with each other.




For more information and the full road trip schedule, visit: http://csbrroadtrip2016-1.eventbrite.com.

 

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

 

SOURCE Lockheed Martin