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:
Weâ€™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 youâ€™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 weâ€™ll call â€˜The State of the Stateâ€™s Space Industry,â€™ 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.