|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:46:00 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE:: "Military Base Closures and the Towns They Leave Behind"|
Military Base Closures and the Towns They Leave Behind By BRUCE WATSON Daily Finance August 17, 2010On 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 http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/real-estate/military-base-closures-and-the-towns-they-leave-behind/19591698/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 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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