Colorado Springs Chamber’s mission to support military, aerospace and veterans
Colorado Springs’ Chamber Jessie Kimber and Jim Lovewell share insights about defense development initiatives
Colorado Springs is a global leader in aerospace education, research, and innovation.
Come along and join Jessie Kimber, VP, Defense Development with Colorado Springs Chamber and Jim Lovewell, the Chamber’s Chief Defense Development Officer as they share fascinating insights about their strategic partnerships with aerospace-related military commands, private companies, and veterans’ affairs.
The Chamber’s partnerships include working with the National Cybersecurity Center; the University of Colorado’s Colorado Spring’s cyberterrorism department; the award-winning Catalyst Campus incubator program; Space ISAC, and numerous corporations involved in Department of Defense high-tech development projects.
The aerospace and defense industry accounts more than 40% of Colorado Springs’ economy with more than 200 space, aerospace, cybersecurity and defense companies employing 111,000 people, with an annual economic impact of more than $10 billion in 2022.
Additionally the Chamber partners with more than 100 non-profits supporting every conceivable need of the more than 90,000 veterans who live in Colorado Springs.
Come along and join the conversation with Kimber and Lovewell to learn the rest of the story.
Be sure to tune in to upcoming installments of the Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer podcasts featuring Colorado Springs’ Defense industry leaders:
Gretchen Bliss, Director of Cybersecurity Programs at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus; Catalyst Campus incubator’s Executive Director, Dawn Conley and Accelerator Program Director KiMar Gartman; Boecore Corporation’s President, Tom Dickson; Delta Solutions & Stategies COO Scott Anible; and the Space ISAC National Cybersecurity Center’s Executive Director, Erin Miller.
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