Space Florida Applauds Governor DeSantis on Florida Leads Budget Recommendations

Aerospace Industry Represents Key Segment in State’s Economic Growth and Recovery

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Exploration Park, Fla. (January 28, 2021) – Space Florida commends Governor DeSantis on his continued commitment to the economic growth and policies that benefit the State. Florida’s aerospace industry, which saw a fast pace of 31 launches in 2020, remains a key part of the State’s strategy for post-pandemic recovery. With the new budget, the Governor has empowered Florida to remain a world leader in space commerce and exploration.

“We thank the State for its leadership in continuing the aerospace legacy in Florida,” said Frank DiBello, Space Florida President and CEO. “Despite the challenges that COVID-19 brought to the State and our industry, Space Florida is pleased to have had a successful year of growth within the aerospace industry here in Florida. Governor DeSantis recognizes the importance of aerospace as part of the State’s recovery efforts, and we are encouraged by Florida’s commitment to space. We look forward to a continuing partnership to make Florida the Place for Space.”


About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed. www.spaceflorida.gov