Monday, December 24, 2012
Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Strategic Plan Released to Governor and Legislators
The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority has delivered to Gov. Bob McDonnell a five-year strategic plan as required by legislation the General Assembly passed during the 2011 session.
The plan evaluates the current state of the authority and describes eight strategic objectives for it to pursue during the next five years. The Startegic Plan, dated Dec. 1, 2012, may be read in full here.
Legislation that took effect July 1, 2012 reconstituted the space flight authority, reformed its board of directors, amended its powers and duties, and provided it additional funding - about $50-million over five years.
The authority “is now poised to become one of the most useable spaceports in the United States. This strategic plan charts the path to achieving that goal, as well as the associated economic development and job creation opportunities resulting from Virginia’s position as a leader in a rapidly growing arena,” Executive Director Dale K. Nash wrote in a letter to McDonnell accompanying the plan.