Colorado is a leading aerospace state and ranks No. 1 for private-sector employment concentration. Adams County, with 4.9% of the state’s private aerospace employment (up from 2.2% in 2017), contributes heavily to the state’s aerospace economy. Maxar, a global leader in advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets, moved its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Westminster in 2018 and will add 800 jobs here during the next eight years. Another industry milestone in 2018 included the FAA awarding the nation’s 11th site operator license to Colorado Air and Space Port – which positions the facility in Adams County as America’s hub for commercial space transportation, research, and development.