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Business & Industry
Barbara Cutsinger’s BAHEP Business Development Report
reported by Jim Guidry
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Barbara Cutsinger’s August 31 Business Development Report for the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership includes an update on several new developments at Ellington International Airport. Report

“The U.S. Coast Guard will build a four-story, approximately 100,000 square foot regional office valued at $50 to $57 million,” she reported.  “More than 350 will be employed at this location.”

In addition, Cutsinger reported on the relocation of the Star Flight Museum to relocate to Ellington from Galveston within three years.

“Its new building will cost approximately $17 million,” she said. “Already located at Ellington, Texas Flying Legends Museum will build two new hangars – 20,000 to 30,000 square feet each.  Other museums are also considering a location at Ellington including a Korean War aircraft museum.”

Cutsinger reports that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will continue to be a dominant factor in Bay Area Houston following the demise of the Space Shuttle program.

Johnson Space Center continues to be the program office for the International Space Station, a program that is expected to continue until at least 2020,” she said. “That work includes 24-hour mission control, astronaut training and all other components of assuring that our astronaut crew is safe in space.  NASA continues to move forward on the next launch vehicle and the technology that will be needed for that program.  Several local companies are also involved in commercial cargo and commercial crew endeavors.” 




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