Engine for Growth: Analysis and Recommendations for U.S. Space Industry Competitiveness
May 2, 2017
Having a strong domestic space industry is crucial to our nation’s economic vitality and security. The U.S. space industry,
which U.S. government national security and civil space programs increasingly depend upon, generates innovative
solutions, export revenues and high technology jobs for our citizens, while underpinning our security in ways that are
seldom understood by the public. Unfortunately, while the U.S. has long led in the commercial, civil, and national security
space domains, foreign competitors are catching up—including aggressive efforts by potential military adversaries to
close technology gaps—while some U.S. government policies are inadvertently exacerbating this situation.