2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:46:00 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE:: "Military Base Closures and the Towns They Leave Behind"
Military Base Closures and the Towns They Leave Behind

Daily Finance
August 17, 2010

On Sept. 8, 2005, the Department of Defense's Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) gave President George W. Bush a list of 20 major military installations that it had determined were no longer necessary for the nation's defense. The president signed off on the list, and despite tepid opposition, it passed through the House of Representatives. By the end of the year, it was enacted, and a deadline was set: On or before Sept. 15, 2011, the 20 bases would shut their doors.

When a military facility closes, the ripple effect is felt throughout the surrounding community: Families lose their neighbors, businesses lose their customers and workers lose their jobs. In a thriving city, a closure can be an adrenalin shot to the local economy as hundreds of acres of land are suddenly made available for municipal growth and expansion.


For the entire article, see

See also, Denver's Lowry Air Force Base Defies the Odds After the Military Departshttp://www.dailyfinance.com/story/real-estate/denvers-lowry-air-force-base-defies-odds-after-the-military-dep/19592781/


Lenny Siegel
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