Podcast: Steve Mathieu on the commercial and tourism potential of Canada’s first spaceport

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This episode of the Insights podcast features an engaging conversation with Steve Mathieu, CEO Marine launch servicesthe company behind the spaceport to be built near Canso, Nova Scotia.

With most regulatory approvals in place, the company is nearing the construction phase, which will see a $150 million investment to build Canada’s first commercial spaceport. Learn about the company’s plans, its decision to settle in Canso, and the economic benefits to society.

Mathieu, from New Mexico, says there will be many additional opportunities, including tourism, because people will travel to the province for launch events.

“I’m from the Albuquerque area, and each episode of Breaking Bad generated over a million dollars in travel opportunities just by shooting each episode there for several years,” he says. “If you look at it from a launch perspective… it’s going to be the tourist attraction, and not just the economic impact of the event itself, it’s going to be quite significant.”

The Insights podcast brings together the expertise of economist David Campbell and sociologist Don Mills to explore the challenges and opportunities facing Atlantic Canada, advance data-driven decision making among policy makers, and encourage greater dialogue and debate. leads to greater prosperity in the region.

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