Pursuing New Horizons | WSSC
WASHINGTON STATE SPACE COALITION
Pursuing New Horizons
Strengthening and growing the Space Industry in Washington State
Conduct and support space-related economic development, conference and meeting activities
Raise the profile and tell the story of the industry and its economic impact in the state
Increase public perception about the industry through media and public relations activities
Conduct and support business-to-business activities
Conduct and support business retention, growth and attraction
WSSC interacts with the public and key stakeholders through media, public relations, and marketing activities, in order to educate and raise the profile of the Space Industry in Washington State.
WSSC holds and promotes meetings and conferences where businesses can come together to learn, strategize and develop relationships to strengthen the industry.
The community at WSSC works to drive innovation in the Washington State Space Industry.
Holds membership meetings
throughout the year to encourage networking, idea exchange, collaboration
Coalesces business interests
to help with industry strength and growth
Works with the Department of Commerce (DOC)
on space-related economic development, conference, and meeting activities
Develops and disseminates messaging about the space industry
to raise the profile of the industry throughout the state, nationally, and internationally, through branding and marketing campaigns/activities
Tells the story of the industry
through the economic impact in the state
Increases public perception about the industry
through media and public relations activities
Is increasing engagement of the supply chain
leveraging the strengths and inter-relatedness of the established commercial aerospace, defense, space and UAS supply chains
Is working to increase the talent pipeline
for the industry, including engaging with workforce training and apprenticeship programs
Conveys information by, for and about the industry
to key stakeholders
Communicates innovations in space and high tech
that can support the goals of the industry
Conducts and supports business-to-business activities
to strengthen industry relationships
Conducts and supports business retention, growth and attraction
NEWS & Events
March 5, 2019
Join us for a general Washington State Space Coalition Meeting
Previous WSSC Events
October 26, 2018
A Half Day of Space
WSSC, AFA, and other Space Community members attended a space luncheon in Kent, WA.
With speakers Mayor Ralph, Mike Lombardi, and more
Kent, Wash—The Aerospace Futures Alliance (AFA), the Washington State Space Coalition (WSSC), Puget Sound Regional Council, and the City of Kent put on a luncheon where attendees listened to Mayor Ralph of Kent, Mike Lombardi (Chief Historian of Boeing) a panel of local space businesses and Kelly Maloney (of AFA and WSSC).
September 10, 2018
Space Breakout at AFA's Annual Summit
Jason Thibedeau of PSRC and Jeff Feige
Space Frontier Foundation present on Space in Washington
Making Washington State the "Space State"
Wash— Jason Thibedeau
Principal Economic Development Manager, Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC presented the Results of the 2018 Space Economic Impact Study.
Jeff Feige, of Space Frontier Foundation talked about New Space and its future in our state.
August 7, 2018
AFA/WSSC Have Merged!
Aerospace Futures Alliance,
Washington State Space Coalition Merge
Objective: To Strengthen and Grow the Space Industry in Washington State
Wash—The Aerospace Futures Alliance (AFA) and the Washington State Space Coalition (WSSC) are excited to announce that they are merging. This marks a significant milestone for the advancement of the space sector in Washington state. The WSSC, a membership-based space organization, will retain key brand elements as it transitions under the umbrella of AFA...