DiBello: Triple Florida’s Space Industry by 2020


Florida Trend has a Q&A with Space Florida President Frank DiBello in which he laid out a vision for the state’s industry during the next decade:

We’re going to set a reach goal for tripling the size of the space industry in the state by 2020. A lot of it depends on what you’re counting as your baseline right now. We are clearly embarked on an effort to identify a baseline and use that as a measure. And I believe in report cards, so I want hard measures for that growth in both jobs and economic contribution.

I hope to have a document, which we’ll call ‘The State of the State’s Space Industry,’ by early February in time for use by the legislative session but also as a baseline document for all the areas of Florida we intend to communicate with.

Read the full interview.