|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSIEGEL@CPEO.ORG>|
|Date:||Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:58:55 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Port San Antonio [Kelly Air Force Base, TX] may have lessons for Wichita"|
Port San Antonio may have lessons for Wichita By Molly McMillin Wichita Eagle (KS) May 13, 2012The fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War led to military budget cuts and base closures across the country.
Yet the 1995 announcement that Kelly Air Force Base - a presence in San Antonio since 1916 - would close stunned the city.
"It wasn't even on the agenda," recalls Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, the mayor of San Antonio at the time. "The shock was unbelievable."
Today, the former base boasts 80 employers and about 14,000 employees, generating more than $4 billion a year in economic impact. Major employers include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney and Gore Design Completions.
There may be some lessons in the creation and growth of Port San Antonio - as the base is now called - as Wichita faces the closure of its Boeing plant, San Antonio leaders say.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.kansas.com/2012/05/13/2333080/port-san-antonio-may-have- lessons.html#0_undefined,0_
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