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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.

Can Co-Working on a Deadline Create Better Public Policy?

June 29, 2015 – Route Fifty, By Christopher Swope

WASHINGTON — On the fifth floor of a glassy office building here, just a few blocks from the White House, there’s an experiment in workplace serendipity that may someday change how cities solve problems.


$400,000 grant to help businesses diversify

June 28, 2015 – Telegram.com, By Susan Gonsalves

WORCESTER – The Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, an organization headquartered in Worcester that assists companies in overcoming strategic, operational and workforce challenges, was recently awarded a $400,000 grant from MassDevelopment, an economic development and finance agency.


NAS Meridian continues mission for U.S.

June 28, 2015 – The Meridian Star, By Jeff Byrd

Thursday’s change of command ceremony for the Training Air Wing One at Naval Air Station Meridian offered commanders a chance to credit Meridian as a welcoming partner while the base continues its mission for the United States military.


Military kids’ education outside the gates under study

June 26, 2015 – Military Times, By Karen Jowers

Defense officials have convened a working group to focus on issues related to military children’s education in schools outside the gates, an Army official said.


From Google to Remington: The economic development projects announced in North Alabama

June 24, 2015 – AL.com (Alabama Media Group), By Lucy Berry

Google’s decision to build a data center at TVA’s soon-to-retire coal plant in Jackson County comes on the heels of several major economic development projects in north Alabama.


America’s New Manufacturing Boomtowns

Forbes, By Joel Kotkin

Conventional wisdom for a generation has been that manufacturing in America is dying. Yet over the past five years, the country has experienced something of an industrial renaissance…


Victor Hoskins thinks he’s discovered the cure to Arlington’s ailing office market

June 23, 2015 – Washington Business Journal, By Daniel J. Sernovitz

Arlington County’s office market is as bad as it has been at any time in recent history, with a vacancy rate that’s double what could be considered healthy — but Arlington Economic Development Director Victor Hoskins says worry not, he has a plan.


Army Postpones Restructuring Announcement

June 23, 2015 – Association of Defense Communities

Washington — The Army’s announcement as to what units and organizations will be eliminated to comply with spending caps prompting the service to shrink its active-duty end strength to 450,000, and possibly to 420,000, has been postponed, officials revealed Monday at the 2015 Defense Communities National Summit.


Mammoth project of asbestos removal at White Hall underway

June 23, 2015 – Rantoul Press, By Dave Hinton

RANTOUL — A cleanup operation of asbestos-containing materials and other hazardous substances has begun in White Hall on the former Chanute Air Force Base.


Congressional Inaction Leaves Military Installations, Communities Stuck at Crossroads – Commentary

June 22, 2015 – Roll Call, By Tim Ford

Despite action on the National Defense Authorization Act, the threat of sequestration and military spending cuts remain. Missions are being scaled back, force numbers are declining, and communities, states and regions that have long-served as proud homes to our installations continue to take the economic hits.