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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.

Defense spending as share of state economies is shrinking

September 29, 2015 – Stars and Stripes, By Steven Beardsley

Defense spending is playing a smaller role in state economies across the U.S. as the military shrinks and budget caps remain in place, the Pentagon said in a new report.


Long Beach Gets $3.9 Million Grant To Help Mitigate Boeing C-17 Closure

September 28, 2015 – Gazettes (Long Beach,CA), By Harry Saltzgaver

Long Beach has received a $3.9 million federal grant to help mitigate impacts of Boeing closing its C-17 cargo plane manufacturing plant.


Startup company targets human resources to improve corporate outcomes

September 26, 2015 – The Tribune-Democrat, By Kecia Bal

Through a new local venture, technology developed to train soldiers or assemble battalions can be employed to sharpen skills and build better teams at companies and corporations.


The Next Big Thing in Local Government

September 25, 2015 – Governing, By Robert J. O’Neill

Many challenges lie ahead. Cities and counties will need to collaborate and innovate as never before.


Macomb County firms to benefit from DoD grant

September 24, 2015 – Macomb Daily

Macomb County firms that perform defense-related work are expected to benefit from a $6 million federal grant awarded recently by the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment.


Commerce to Host Second Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Summit

September 23, 2015 – U.S. Department of Commerce

American manufacturing is making a comeback, and for good reason. For every $1.00 invested in manufacturing, the sector generates $1.32 for the economy. Moreover, manufacturing jobs are highly skilled, well-paying career opportunities that provide a key path to the middle class, with workers earning 17 percent more than similar workers employed in other sectors. That is why the Obama Administration has made supporting manufacturing a top priority. The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program is a great example of that support.


Governor met with federal officials in DC

September 21, 2015 – by Ken Quintanilla, KUAM News (Guam)

Hoping the feds will be more aware of critical issues facing Guam, Governor Eddie Calvo recently made his way to Washington, DC for a series of meetings of with senators and federal officials. Back from the nation’s capitol, the island’s chief executive said, “I call it a whirlwind trip because we met with so many people talking on critical areas that are important to Guam.”


5 Ingredients for Building Rural Economies

September 22, 2015 – Governing, By Maury Forman

For decades, most rural economic-development efforts have focused largely on hitting that ever-elusive home run: landing the big corporate relocation or expansion. But as any economic-development professional knows, this can be a labor- and resource-intensive process with no guarantee of a solid return on investment.


Anchorage gets federal grant to help plan for JBER troop cuts

September 21, 2015 – Alaska Dispatch News, By Erica Martinson

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department has awarded nearly $300,000 to the Municipality of Anchorage to help it determine the impacts of impending troop cuts at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.


The New Tool Helping Cities Build Sustainably

September 16, 2015 – Governing, By Daniel C. Vock

Like many public agencies, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is putting an increased emphasis on sustainability. By “sustainability,” the agency said in a pledge three years ago that it would work to “ensure the long-term health and well-being of the communities we serve.” The problem agency leaders faced was how to demonstrate that they were making any progress toward that goal.