Is space next frontier for Austin's economy? [Austin American-Statesman :: ]
(Austin American-Statesman (TX) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 06--
Does Austin have the right stuff to be a player in the emerging space economy?
Fifteen academic and industry leaders, including a former NASA executive, are studying whether Central Texas can leverage its technology expertise to become a space economy hub as the private sector assumes a greater role in transporting people, goods and satellites into space.
Opportunity Austin's economic development focus
--Computers & electronics
Digital & creative media technologies
--Digital media production
--Mobile applications & infrastructure
--Consumer & business software
Clean energy & power technology
--Clean & renewable
--Storage/efficiency & management technologies
--Medical device & diagnostics
Corporate headquarters & regional offices
This story is part of the American-Statesman's coverage of the intersection of business and government. Reporter Laylan Copelin has covered public policy and politics for the American-Statesman for three decades. Go to mystatesman.com/s/business to read more, including Laylan's "Capitol Business" column.
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