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[July 05, 2014]

Is space next frontier for Austin's economy? [Austin American-Statesman :: ]

(Austin American-Statesman (TX) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 06-- Does Austin have the right stuff to be a player in the emerging space economy? Fifteen academic and industry leaders, including a former NASA executive, are studying whether Central Texas can leverage its technology expertise to become a space economy hub as the private sector assumes a greater role in transporting people, goods and satellites into space.

------ Opportunity Austin's economic development focus Advanced manufacturing --Semiconductor --R&D/engineering --Computers & electronics --General Digital & creative media technologies --Game development --Digital media production --Mobile applications & infrastructure --Consumer & business software --Social media --Advertising technology --Education technology Clean energy & power technology --Clean & renewable --Storage/efficiency & management technologies --Traditional energy Life sciences --Pharmaceutical development --Medical device & diagnostics --Information technology Data management --Date centers --Data analytics Corporate headquarters & regional offices Authoritative coverage This story is part of the American-Statesman's coverage of the intersection of business and government. Reporter Laylan Copelin has covered public policy and politics for the American-Statesman for three decades. Go to to read more, including Laylan's "Capitol Business" column.

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