After two letters of support signed by each member of Georgia’s Congressional delegation, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle also nodded support for the Spaceport Camden project.
In separate letters to acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Director, Dan Elwell, Governor Nathan Deal and Lt. Governor Casey each presented benefits Spaceport Camden will offer the State of Georgia and commercial space operators.
“The Spaceport Camden project utilizes Georgia’s high-technology industry and cutting-edge research capabilities, bringing significant economic opportunities to coastal Georgia as the space industry continues its growth,” Governor Deal stated in his letter.
“Today, Georgia commands just 1/10 of 1% of global space economy, a market that Bank of America Merrill Lynch has projected to grow to $2.7 trillion over the next 30 years.” – Gov. Nathan Deal.
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle echoed Governor Deals sentiments, noting “Camden is the
ideal region for space vehicle manufacturing due to its location…[and] also offers a lunch
range that is virtually unrestricted for the launch of spacecrafts to a wide range of orbits”
Cagle, who is running to be Georgia Governor, further noted the regional benefits Spaceport Camden offers neighboring states stating “[t]his Spaceport not only opens up the door for economic growth in our state, but puts the Southeast on the cutting edge of scientific development.”
Spaceport Camden, coupled with NASA’s presence in Alabama and Florida along with
Georgia’s expertise in aerospace engineering and manufacturing has the potential to put coastal Georgia at the epicenter of a new space corridor in the Southeast.
Other candidates for Georgia Governor, such as Secretary of State Brian Kemp and former Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, have also given support for Spaceport Camden.