Mines' 8th Continent director honored by Jefferson Economic Council

GOLDEN, Colo., March 25, 2010 – Burke Fort, director of the 8th Continent Project at Colorado School of Mines, was awarded Jefferson Economic Council’s “Genesis Award-Economic Developer of the Year.”

The award honors Burke and 8th Continent for “contributing to sustained economic vitality in Jefferson County through creative leadership, innovation, facilitation, and collaboration, both within and outside of Jefferson County.”
The honor was officially conveyed at a ceremony held March 25 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Mines’ 8th Continent Project is the world’s most comprehensive effort to integrate space technology and resources into the global economy. 8th Continent provides the infrastructure and resources to solve a wide range of challenges from global warming to renewable energy development.
Located in the home of the most concentrated entrepreneurial, investor and aerospace talent in the world, 8th Continent brings space down to earth with the industry’s first trade association, incubator, funding network and research hub, all working together to develop the next generation of space business ventures. More information can be found at http://www.8cproject.com.
Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist / 303-273-3541 / Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu
Marsha Williams, Director of Integrated Marketing Communications / 303-273-3326 / marswill@mines.edu



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