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Mayor Bach attends 29th Annual Space Symposium
Thursday, April 11, 2013


On Wednesday, April 10th, Mayor Steve Bach met with the management of L-3 Communications, BAE Systems, Raytheon, Wyle, and Spectrum Laser and Technologies Inc. These five companies employ over 500 people in Colorado Springs.

The Mayor thanked the companies for being a part of Colorado Springs and spoke on the importance of improving service out of the Colorado Springs Airport.

During the day, Mayor Bach also met with Mayor Tommy Battle of Huntsville, AL and Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham.

Hosted by the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation, the Space Symposium is known as the premier U.S. space policy and program forum in the world. Held annually at the Broadmoor Hotel, the Space Symposium has a $25 million economic impact for the local economy.

L-3 Communications (25 employees in Colorado Springs)

  • Prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions

BAE Systems (150 employees in Colorado Springs)

  • Global providers of defense, space sensor, mission planning, and security products
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Raytheon (200 employees in Colorado Springs)

  • A technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security, and civil markets throughout the world

Wyle (100 employees in Colorado Springs)

  • A leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific, and technical services to the Department of Defense, NASA, and a variety of commercial customers

Spectrum Laser and Technologies Inc. (28 employees in Colorado Springs)

  • Provides manufacturing services for the Military, Aerospace, Commercial, and medical fields