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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Tennessee Valley Official Pleased with BRAC Growth

  • June 14, 2011
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With 80 percent of 4,651 positions transferring to Redstone Arsenal already arrived at the Huntsville installation, the chairman of the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee says the transition is going very well.

Most significantly, 57 percent of the 3,112 BRAC positions that have been filled at Redstone have been taken by workers who moved from outside the Tennessee Valley region. That means net growth for the local economy, rather than existing workers moving from one government or contractor position to another, Joe Ritch told the Huntsville Times.

The number is transplants expected to rise further as the post still has 1,539 positions to fill by the time all BRAC realignments are completed.

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