The New Product S-Curve of Progress depicted the development and marketing of a new product in an easy to understand graphic emphasizing how true “progress” is achieved. Using this same graphic, the use of building new infrastructure to accomplish “progress” and to create new business, job, and wealth creation can also be readily visualized.
Infrastructure is an integrated collection of products and services providing new operational capabilities and economic growth potential. The infrastructure S-curve has three primary phases: construction, utilization, and retirement/disposal. The first two phases offer significant new business opportunities, especially for space entrepreneurs, which are the heart of economic expansion.