|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 5 Aug 2008 12:36:46 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE, REUSE: Plattsburgh Air Force Base (NY)|
A Base for Success: Lessons from Plattsburgh Seth Koenig Brunswick Times Record (ME) August 5, 2008PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - Since the historic Battle of Plattsburgh during the War of 1812, Plattsburgh, N.Y., had been a city synonymous with the U.S. military. So when the federal government decided to close Plattsburgh Air Force Base in 1995, residents and local business leaders describe it more as a heart-wrenching cultural loss than an economic blow.
Although fewer than 20 of the original 165 former military parcels are left to be sold for civilian redevelopment, memories of the Air Force and a lingering sense of mourning over its departure remain.
So it's not surprising that Plattsburgh business leaders interviewed by The Times Record say Mid-coast Maine residents, who face the 2011 closure of Brunswick Naval Air Station, would be wise to keep in mind that a sustained drop in a region's morale can have serious financial consequences for the region above and beyond the loss of military jobs due to a base closure.
... For the entire article, see http://www.timesrecord.com/website/main.nsf/news.nsf/0/EAF43937015B2C338525749C00511FF4?Opendocument -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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