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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.

Commissioners join business leaders on trade mission

November 8, 2015 – TheBayNet.com, By St. Mary’s County Government (Maryland)

Leonardtown, MD – In an effort to learn firsthand how a predominantly military community has successfully diversified its economy, Commissioners Randy Guy and Tom Jarboe were among a delegation of 14 government and business leaders on a trade mission to Huntsville, Alabama.


Dahl promoted, takes command of U.S. Army Installation Management Command

November 3, 2015 – U.S. Army, By Staff Sgt. Joshua Ford (IMCOM)

FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS (Nov. 3, 2015) — Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl took command of U.S. Army Installation Management Command, or IMCOM, from Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson during a change-of-command ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston Theater, Nov. 3.


Army Cutting Civilian Workforce in Line with Active-Duty Drawdown

November 4, 2015 – Military.com, by Richard Sisk

The U.S. Army began preliminary talks with Congress on cutting the size of its civilian workforce in tandem with the continuing downsizing of the active duty ranks.


Robins Air Force Base to hire 200 support personnel

November 3, 2015 – The Telegraph (Georgia), By Wayne Crenshaw

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE — Another 200 jobs are expected at Robins, the 78th Air Base Wing commander said Tuesday.


PSC approves Alabama Power solar projects at Anniston Army Depot, Fort Rucker

November 3, 2015 – AL.com (Alabama), By Mike Cason

The Alabama Public Service Commission today approved Alabama Power Company proposals for solar electricity production at the Anniston Army Depot and Fort Rucker.


State Awarded Nearly $400,000 to Help Defense Contractors

November 2, 2015 – VTDigger.org (Vermont), By Erin Mansfield

Rep. Peter Welch and Gov. Peter Shumlin announced a federal grant Monday morning that the state will use to help defense contractors diversify the markets for their products.


New program connects government contractors to commercial opportunity

October 30, 2015 – Inside Business - The Hampton Roads Business Journal, By Pete Humes

While a certain tunnel has been garnering all the headlines lately, there’s a new group of bridge-builders in Norfolk who are ready to step into the spotlight.


All Economic Development Can’t Be About Promoting Tech Startups

October 29, 2015 – Governing, By Dane Stangler

All over the country, local governments of all sizes have created — or are trying to create — entrepreneurship support strategies. Walk into any economic-development meeting with a mayor or city manager and you’re bound to hear some combination of these words: “accelerator,” “venture fund,” “pitch competition” or “co-working space.”


Pentagon Wins in Budget Deal with Higher Defense Spending Caps

October 27, 2015 – Military.com, By Brendan McGarry

The White House and Congress late Monday agreed to a budget deal that would provide financial relief to the Defense Department over two years by increasing defense spending caps.


The Next Gen Shipbuilder: Fincantieri Marinette Marine

October 27, 2015 – U.S. Department of Commerce, By Bethany Skorik

Sparks flying, the smell of flux and metal fusion in the air, and a fog horn echoing in the distance. On Friday, October 23, Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) welcomed over 100 local high school students from Marinette, WI and Menominee, Mich. to learn about the art of shipbuilding, and what it takes to become the next generation Shipbuilder.