Several well-entrenched aerospace companies already operate throughout the state
By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal
The Arizona Spaceport Alliance wants the state to be front and center in the space race.
Specifically, the group is raising awareness for the need to build a spaceport in the state to increase the economic development of Arizona’s burgeoning aerospace manufacturing industry.
With 1,200 companies in the industry, from traditional to supply chain, giving out more than $5 billion in payroll annually in Arizona, the two founders of the Scottsdale-based alliance are questioning why the state doesn’t follow in the footsteps of the eight states with a spaceport, such as Texas, Florida and California.