Presidential Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development

On May 3, President Obama established a task force co-chaired by the Secretary of Commerce and the NASA Administrator to plan a $40 million initiative for economic development and retraining along Florida’s Space Coast as the space shuttle program comes to an end. The plan is due August 15, 2010.

The Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, International Trade Administration, and Office of Space Commercialization are all participating in the effort.

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