Governor Polis & Lt. Governor Primavera Applaud Selection of Colorado Springs as a Finalist for the Permanent U.S. Space Command Headquarters

Thursday, November 19, 2020

DENVER -  Governor Jared Polis and Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera welcomed an announcement today that Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs has been selected as one of the six finalists for the permanent home of U.S. Space Command. The final decision is expected in January 2021. 

“This exciting news for our state further validates that Colorado is the best place to live, work and play in the country,”  said Governor Polis. “Colorado is the epicenter for national security space and the only permanent home for U.S. Space Command. U.S. Space Command should stay here where it has already found a home among our strong military community, thriving aerospace industry, and world-class academic and research institutions. The overwhelming bipartisan support for Space Command and our proud military heritage make Colorado the very best place for Space Command.”

Earlier this year, Governor Polis met with President Trump and reminded him why Colorado is the perfect home for U.S. Space Command. 

“Colorado is the only home for the U.S. Space Command,” said Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera. “Colorado’s unparalleled environment will guarantee the operational success of the mission for generations to come while offering unmatched support and opportunities for our military families and space professionals. I look forward to showcasing exactly why U.S. Space Command should remain at Peterson Air Force Base during the coming weeks as the final decision is made.”

As the Co-Chair of the Colorado Space Coalition, Lt. Governor Primavera has led the state-level process for U.S. Space Command and has coordinated the efforts of the communities, state agencies, aerospace industry, research and academic institutions, and federal partners. The Polis-Primavera Administration has also worked to demonstrate why Colorado offers the ideal location for military families and space professions, including support of military spouse licensure reciprocity and showcasing the quality of Colorado’s educational environment.