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How small-business growth and entrepreneurship have powered New Orleans

August 21, 2015 – Politico, By Mitch Landrieu, Mayor, City of New Orleans

Nearly 10 years ago, Hurricane Katrina shone a spotlight on the major challenges the greater New Orleans region had been facing for decades: high poverty, structural unemployment, major population declines, a non-diversified economy and migrating businesses. All this meant that in the 40 years preceding, the area had underperformed the national average in job creation by more than 40 percent.

Army to realign brigades, cut 40,000 Soldiers, 17,000 civilians

July 9, 2015 – U.S. Army, By C. Todd Lopez

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 9, 2015) – By the end of fiscal 2018, the active Army expects to have drawn down in size from 490,000 to 450,000, said Army officials during a press conference at the Pentagon, July 9. The service will also shrink the size of several brigade combat teams and will cut 17,000 civilian employees.

Navy Study on Walter Reed Lays Out Traffic Impact

Maryland Community News - July 23, 2013, By Agnes Blum, Staff writer

The Navy released its two-volume final environmental impact statement regarding the effect of two construction projects at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center campus in Bethesda on Friday.

Hagel Says Budget Cuts Hurt Military Readiness

The Fayetteville Observer - July 15, 2013, By The Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Federal budget cuts are damaging the military's current and future readiness, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told a town hall-style gathering at Fort Bragg on Monday.

Speaking to more than 100 soldiers and civilian workers, Hagel told the audience that the cuts are more dramatic than in past years.

SUBASE, State, and Town Officials Launch Crystal Lake Road Improvement Project With ‘Eyesore’ Demolition

The Dolphin - May 9, 2013, By Lt. j.g. Phillip Chitty

GROTON, Conn. – Several SUBASE, State, and Town officials eagerly watched as the shattered bricks and rubble remnants of a dry cleaning dynasty helped lay the foundation for a mutually beneficial Navy and community improvement project.

Land Buys Will Buffer Avon Park Air Force Base

THE LEDGER - May 5, 2013, By Tom Palmer

AVON PARK | The first purchases were announced last week in a program that environmental and military leaders hope will better protect the Avon Park Air Force Range's military operations and key conservation areas near the Kissimmee River.

Wind Turbine Permit Bill Passes N.C. House

Sun Journal- May 4, 2013, By Sue Book

A wind turbine permit bill that allows those advocating for clear flight paths for the military to be heard in the permitting process was overwhelmingly passed the N.C. House on Wednesday.

Time is Ideal to Launch Business Incubator in Charles

Southern Maryland Newspapers Online - May 3, 2013, By CRAIG J. RENNER

A new business incubator is coming to Charles County with the goal of turning numerous patent holders and innovators in our community and throughout Southern Maryland into growing, vibrant small businesses.

Madison County Secures Millions for BRAC Affected Schools in 3 Systems

WHNT.com - May 3, 2013, By David Wood

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — All three school systems in Madison County will benefit from $147 million in BRAC bonds over the next ten years.

Vieques Ponders Future 10 Years After US Navy Left

The Associated Press - May 1, 2013, By DANICA COTO

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Thousands of activists on Wednesday celebrated the anniversary of the U.S. Navy's departure from the Puerto Rican island of Vieques 10 years ago, despite concerns that progress has been slow in cleaning up and developing a place many hoped would flourish.