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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Kansas Mulls Options for Leveraging Leavenworth to Support Economic Development

  • June 16, 2011
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Bringing military leaders, defense contractors and university researchers together could be Kansas’ first step in profiting from the presence of Fort Leavenworth.

That was the conclusion of an economic summit Gov. Sam Brownback (R) convened Wednesday focusing on the post in northeastern Kansas. Another recommendation was to strive to lure retiring service members who have served at Leavenworth to return to the area, reported the Capital-Journal.

“We need to emphasize the need … to keep talent and experience from passing through the military community to other states,” the governor said. Opportunities for collaboration with the military also exist in science and technology, language training, unmanned aerial vehicles and leadership development, according to the story.

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