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The Space Frontier Foundation's Executive Director, Jeff Krukin, is working with several organizations in his home state of North Carolina to demonstrate how the state can contribute to and benefit from the emerging commercial space industry.
Although not a traditional aerospace state, North Carolina does have aviation and non-aerospace technical and manufacturing industries that can participate in a larger Aero/Space Economy. The Foundation intends to use this work as a template to assist other non-traditional aerospace states.
Participating North Carolina Organizations:
Institute for Emerging Issues
Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science
North Carolina Board of Science and Technology
North Carolina Department of Commerce
North Carolina Space Initiative

Aero/Space Economic slide 1February 2, 2006 – Using FAA-AST's Economic Impact Research to Guide State Aero/Space Economic Cluster Development: A Case Study
A Power Point presentation by Foundation Executive Director Jeff Krukin.

Click here to download this Power Point presentation. Click here to view this 14 slide presentation online. This presentation is based on the White Paper listed below.

Aero/Space Economy in NC page 1February 2, 2006 – The Aero/Space Economy in North Carolina: A Preliminary Assessment of Current Performance and Future Prospects
A White Paper by Foundation Executive Director Jeff Krukin and others.


Click here to download the White Paper as aPDF. This White Paper is the basis of the powerpoint presentation Using FAA-AST's Economic Impact Research to Guide State Aero/Space Economic Cluster Development: A Case Study by Foundation Executive Director Jeff Krukin.

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