• Virginia Officials Opt against Seeking Injunction to Stop BRAC Move

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Fairfax County officials have decided not to seek a federal injunction to stop the move of 6,400 defense workers to a site in Alexandria, Va., despite last week’s conclusion by DOD’s inspector general that the Army used faulty data to justify its plan to make the Mark Center their new home. McDonnell said Tuesday he would ask the Pentagon to voluntarily delay the move until the state can complete highway upgrades needed to alleviate significant traffic disruptions …

  • Reliance on Marine Corps Base Fuels BRAC Worries

    Even though the region’s latest calculation of the economic impact of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point dropped somewhat from past years, the enthusiasm of officials in coastal North Carolina for the base has not waned. “Whether you use the old calculations and say the impact is $6 million a day or the new ones that call it $5 million a day, it’s still the biggest economic engine we’ve got …

  • Loring LRA Gains EDA Funds for Water Projects

    The Loring Development Authority has been awarded $1.1 million from the Economic Development Administration for critical repairs and infrastructure upgrades to the water distribution and treatment systems that serve the Loring Commerce Centre in Limestone, Maine. The improvements are needed to ensure that Loring has a reliable water supply, and allow for continued expansion of the business park …