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The information below is for general awareness only and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment or the Department of Defense as a whole.

Transforming Philadelphia’s City Services Through Customer Service

July 28, 2015 – Route Fifty, By Allison Prang

Rosetta Lue, the city’s chief customer service officer, says “there is a change that’s happening across government from local up to the federal level where we’re all trying to improve that experience.”


House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Approves Energy Reform Legislation; Includes Workforce Training for Energy and Manufacturing Jobs

July 24, 2015 – NADO (National Association of Development Organizations)

This week, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power approved a comprehensive energy reform package that modernizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and includes a number of reforms that protect the nation’s energy supply and infrastructure.


State, federal officials update public on cleanup of jet fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base

July 23, 2015 – Daily Journal (by way of AP), Susan Montoya

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — State and federal officials are becoming increasingly confident they’ll be able to clean up a massive plume of jet fuel at the edge of Albuquerque before it reaches drinking water wells.


Silicon Valley Metro Areas Aren’t the Only Ones Benefitting from California’s Tech Resurgence

July 16, 2015 – RouteFifty, By Dave Nyczepir

Cities in coastal and Central Valley areas are witnessing significant private-sector job growth as well, according to a new Progressive Policy Institute brief.


Big Aspirations Aren’t Just for Big Cities Anymore

July 2015 – Governing, By Aaron Renn

Much of what used to happen only in the biggest metropolises is spreading out.


Montgomery County receives Federal Grant for Campbell Strong Economic Growth planning initiative

July 22, 2015 – Clarksville Online (clarksvilleonline.com)

Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government is pleased to have worked with the Pennyrile Area Development District (PADD), Austin Peay State University, Workforce Essentials and the City of Hopkinsville, among others, to receive a federal grant through the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment.


Jobs Data for States, Halfway Through 2015

July 21, 2015 – Governing, By Mike Maciag

Nevada and North Dakota, once at the bottom and top of unemployment rates, are now seeing their situations reverse.


The Wind and Sun Are Bringing the Shine Back to Buffalo

July 20, 2015 – The New York Times, By Diane Cardwell

BUFFALO — Along a bend in the Buffalo River here, an enormous steel and concrete structure is rising, soon to house one of the country’s largest solar panel factories.


New round of base closings long overdue

July 20, 2015 – The Hill, By William D. Hartung

The Army's decision to implement long-planned cuts in its end strength has sparked consternation on Capitol Hill. Many members in states that stand to lose personnel are swearing that their local base needs to maintain its current levels or the defense of the nation will suffer.


DOD Approves Grants Totaling $54,094,676 for Renovation, Expansion, and New Construction of Schools at Travis Air Force Base, California, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

July 17, 2015 – U.S. Department of Defense

The Department of Defense announced grants from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) for $13,792,851 to Travis Unified School District to renovate and expand Scandia Elementary School at Travis Air Force Base, California; and $40,301,825 to Clover Park School District to replace Evergreen Elementary School at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.