Colorado companies help to propel fledgling drone industry forward

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email PrintLONGMONT — When it comes to the drone industry, Colorado is a leading state for operators per capita. Before the Federal Aviation Administration authorized the commercial use of drones, operators had to get an exemption to fly commercially. Colorado had more of those than any state in the country, said Jay Lindell, an aerospace champion at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and moderator at Longmont Startup…