Coloradans Urge President Trump to Keep Space Command in Colorado

Friday, December 18, 2020

Today, Governor Jared Polis and Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, and more than 600 state, federal, local, county and municipal officials, businesspeople, philanthropists, civic leaders, military officials, entrepreneurs and Coloradans from across the state sent an open letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to keep U.S. Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“Colorado is the epicenter of national security space and the only permanent home for U.S. Space Command. We are the past, present, and future of the mission,” more than 600 Coloradans wrote in an open letter to the President.

Signatories include the entire Colorado Congressional delegation, bipartisan representation from Colorado’s General Assembly, local, county and municipal leaders, heads of Colorado’s institutions of higher education and executives from economic development, as well as the aerospace, technology, and finance industries.

“Colorado offers an unparalleled environment that will ensure the operational success of the mission for generations to come...Nestled against the Rocky Mountains with over 300 days of sunshine annually and one of the healthiest and most active states in the nation, we know that Colorado is the ideal location for military members, their families, and space professionals to live, work, and train,” Coloradans continued in the letter. 

Spanning industries, political affiliation and geography, the signatories represent Colorado’s exceptional value proposition and the countless reasons that U.S. Space Command belongs in the Centennial State.

“We the undersigned strongly urge you to keep U.S. Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are the legacy site and the only permanent home of the mission,” the letter concludes.

Last month, the Governor and Lt. Governor proudly welcomed the announcement that Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs was selected as one of the six finalists for the permanent home of U.S. Space Command. Colorado officials and key leaders commended Colorado’s selection as a finalist for the Command.

**Please see an updated version of the letter to reflect additional signees.**