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NASA Invites Media to Economic Impact News Conference with Texas Comptroller's Office

Press Release From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Friday, September 6, 2019

NASA will host officials of the Texas Comptroller's Office and news media on Thursday, Sept. 12 as the Lone Star state announces a special economic impact report for the Johnson Space Center in Houston. 

The report, "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): A Texas Institution with a Large Economic Impact," highlights employment numbers, average wages, gross domestic product, and grants that NASA introduces to the state. The report also details the center and its workforce's influences on education, tourism and future growth, particularly in the Gulf Coast region. 

NASA's impact on Texas, and Johnson's position as the world leader in human spaceflight, remain strong as the agency moves toward human exploration of deep space with the Artemis program and a landing on the Moon by 2024, initiatives that include many key roles at Johnson.

The news conference will begin at 11:15 a.m. CDT Sept. 12. Media wishing to participate in person must request credentials from the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Dial-in participation will not be available.

Johnson's Director Mark Geyer will open the news conference and introduce Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, who will discuss the report and the benefits of Johnson Space Center and its workers for the state.

The Comptroller's office serves virtually every citizen in the state. As Texas' chief tax collector, accountant, revenue estimator, treasurer and purchasing manager, the agency is responsible for writing the checks and keeping the books for the multibillion-dollar business of state government.

View the upcoming economic impact report and get more information on the Texas Comptroller's office at: https://www.comptroller.texas.gov/

Learn about NASA's Johnson Space Center at: https://www.nasa.gov/johnson


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