Buckley Air Force Base is the home of several large military units including the 460th Space Wing and the 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard. In 2009, Buckley’s Economic Impact was over $ 1 Billion dollars. The opportunities for local companies to do business with this organization are manifold. The Aurora Chamber Defense Council is an excellent way to get to know more about our military partners, meet the people who serve on the installation, and learn where there may be business opportunities. Open to all Chamber members, you can be part of the Defense Council by contacting George Peck, the Defense Council liaison.
Key to doing business with the Department of Defense, is understanding the process. On an annual basis, the Defense Council presents a panel of specialists who only can speak to the process, but provide a forecast of potential needs their organizations may have in the year ahead. In addition, the 460th Space Wing Contracting Squadron is an excellent source of information on the federal acquisition process. Their web site provides access to a broad variety of resources to help businesses understand the Wing and the nuances of government acquisition.