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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.

How Minneapolis and Seattle Hope to Be Places of Opportunity for All

March 23, 2015 – Governing (City Accelerator), By Ron Littlefield

While Minneapolis and Seattle both have lengthy and proud histories of innovation, the new focus on civic engagement in Cohort II of the City Accelerator offers each an expanded opportunity to tap the collective minds and talents of the people who comprise the resident population. Toward this end, it is desirable to engage the broadest possible cross section of the community in an effort to rekindle citizen interest and to generate creative sparks toward achieving an even more inviting and successful future.


Thousands pack Army hearing to discuss future of Fort Drum (photos, video)

March 23, 2015 – Syracuse/The Post-Standard, By Mark Weiner

WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- An overflow crowd of thousands packed into Jefferson Community College on Friday night to show their support for Fort Drum at a public hearing with Pentagon leaders who visited to discuss the future of the base.


The distribution of jobs in every state, in 2 charts

March 20, 2015 – The Washington Post, By Niraj Chokshi

No state’s job market is as skewed toward financial services as Delaware’s. None is as manufacturing-heavy as Indiana’s.

That’s according to the data underlying a new Bureau of Labor Statistics chart, republished below, that shows the distribution of jobs in each state economy.


Reinvesting in America’s Supply Chain Innovation

March 18, 2015 – U.S. Department of Commerce, By Sue Helper, U.S. Department of Commerce, Chief Economist

It’s springtime, and during this season of growth and renewal another important renaissance is underway: a remarkable resurgence in American manufacturing. Powering this growth are the small- and medium-sized businesses that comprise the U.S. manufacturing supply chain.


Analysts Predict Huge Weapon Program Cuts in Next Presidential Administration

March 16, 2015 – National Defense, Allyson Versprille

The Defense Department should brace for a second “Bloody Monday” during the next presidential administration, said a panel of experts, referring to the day when former Defense Secretary Robert Gates eliminated several high-profile weapon programs.


Why Crowdsourcing City Projects Actually Works for Boston

March 15, 2015 – Government Executive, By Sam Sturgis

There may not be a bigger waste of Boston real estate than City Hall Plaza. The large public square sits a mere 400 feet from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. It’s just south of the city’s vibrant North End. And a half mile to the west is picturesque Boston Common. Nearly every notable attraction in downtown Boston is within walkable distance of the open-air promenade. But it’s a total eyesore—20,000 square feet of vacant brick.


Military funding push about more than money

March 15, 2015 – Corpus Christi Caller-Times (via Stars & Stripes), By Matt Woolbright

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Tribune News Service) -- When the T-45 Goshawks soar through the skies over Kingsville, few in town don’t know it.


Draft of MCAS Beaufort, Parris Island Joint Land Use Study ready for public

March 12, 2015 – Beaufort Gazette, By Erin Moody

The results of a land-use study intended to map out future needs for Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island are ready for review.


S.C. agencies launch initiative to help defense firms diversify

March 11, 2015 – GSA Business

Two state agencies are partnering to launch a program aimed at helping defense-related businesses in South Carolina grow and expand into new markets as Congress considers deep cuts to the Pentagon’s budget.


Officials look to civilian use of Robins Air Force Base

March 11, 2015 – The Telegraph, By Mike Stucka

WARNER ROBINS -- Houston County officials have launched an effort that could put civilian businesses inside Robins Air Force Base and potentially allow the runway to serve both military and civilian customers.