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Posts Tagged ‘growth communities’

Louisiana to Invest $25M to Address Growth at Ft. Polk

  • September 19, 2011
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The state of Louisiana will spend $25.2 million over the next three years to improve infrastructure surrounding Fort Polk in an effort to leverage growth coming to the post as a result of its expansion by 100,000 acres. The investment will provide the necessary infrastructure so that central Louisiana can benefit from the installation’s expansion as well as attract more units to Polk, Gov. Bobby Jindal said last week …

Regional Growth Falls Short of Projections at Aberdeen Proving Ground

  • September 15, 2011
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Growth in Harford County, Md., may fall 10,000 jobs short of what planners expected as a result of new activities coming to Aberdeen Proving Ground due to BRAC, but on other fronts, the news is good. Average household incomes have climbed and the county’s supply of houses on the market has fallen from an 18-month inventory to a six-month one …

Welcome to Ft. Lee, ‘Logistics Capital of the World’

  • September 12, 2011
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In the six years since the BRAC 2005 recommendations were enacted, Fort Lee has been transformed into the home of the Army Sustainment Center of Excellence, a campus of schools preparing soldiers to pursue careers in military supply, munitions and transportation. The changes spawned by BRAC mean the central Virginia post is now responsible for training 38 percent of the Army …

San Antonio Hospital Transformation to be Complete This Week

  • September 12, 2011
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The integration of Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and Wilford Hall medical centers will be complete this week, in time to comply with the 2005 BRAC requirement, according to the San Antonio Express-News …

OEA Adjusts Selection Criteria for BRAC Transportation Funding

  • September 11, 2011
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OEA released minor revisions Friday to the criteria it will use to award grants for the construction of transportation improvements outside medical facilities gaining new patient care activities as a result of BRAC. The spending bill Congress passed in April allocating funds for the remainder of fiscal 2011 included up to $300 million for states and local agencies to upgrade transportation infrastructure needed to accommodate growth at medical facilities …

Ft. Sam Welcomes New IMCOM Headquarters

  • September 6, 2011
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Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fort Sam Houston last month for the new headquarters for Installation Management Command, leaving only one major BRAC 2005 construction project yet to be completed at the post. In total, the base closure round has proved a bonanza for San Antonio, resulting in the expenditure of $3.3 billion on 176 construction projects …

Growth Trajectory at Redstone Arsenal Just Getting Started

  • September 6, 2011
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For many defense communities benefitting from mission growth, next week’s BRAC implementation deadline will feel more like the beginning of a lengthy challenge than the end of one. Officials at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., for example, are considering Sept. 15 as a benchmark more than anything else …

San Antonio Seeks Share of Road Funds for Growing Medical Centers

  • August 16, 2011
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San Antonio officials are requesting one-third of the $300 million in spending Congress approved earlier this year to provide transportation funding for communities dealing with BRAC-generated growth at military medical centers. The city is asking for $68 million of the total amount it is requesting to upgrade Harry Wurzbach Road, a prime traffic corridor leading to Fort Sam Houston …

Ft. Meade Communities Anxious about Coping with Forecast Growth

  • August 16, 2011
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In the absence of the hundreds of millions of dollars local officials requested to improve the roads surrounding Fort Meade, Md., in advance of 2011, the state and Anne Arundel County have focused on less expensive projects, such as mass transit, with the potential to reduce traffic congestion outside the post …

Four Defense Communities Lead Nation in Personal Income Growth

  • August 16, 2011
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Four communities benefiting from growth at a neighboring military installation led the nation in personal income growth in 2010, with Elizabethtown, Ky., earning the top spot due in large part to an influx of thousands of service members and civilians relocating to Fort Knox as a result of BRAC …

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