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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.

New study highlights military’s role in Maryland economy

May 11, 2015 – Baltimore Sun, Natalie Sherman

Maryland’s military installations represented about 15 percent of the state’s economic output in 2012, according to a report released Monday by the state that showcases the close ties between the military and Maryland’s economy.


Goodsnitch: The ‘Anti-Yelp’ for Government

May 2015 – Governing, Mary Ellen McIntire

The new app’s focus on positive feedback helps cities improve services and boost employees’ morale.


Will California evade new base closure round?

May 12, 2015 – The Californian (A Gannett Company)

When former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel asked Congress last year to authorize a new round of military base closings, alarm bells went off in many parts of California.


NADO Research Foundation Announces Economic Development District Training Program in Austin Region

May 8, 2015 – National Association of Development Organizations

This week, the NADO Research Foundation in partnership with the Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced a new training program for staff at Economic Development Districts (EDDs) located in the EDA Austin Region.


A North Carolina City’s Big Aspiration: Attracting Millennials

May 4, 2015 – Route Fifty, Bill Lucia

“We recognized that we have some really cool things in this city, but we need to enhance them,” says Hickory’s city manager.


Here’s Why Public Services Are Improving in 12 Cities

May 3, 2015 – Route Fifty, Dave Nyczepir

A recent IBM study found new governing structures and technology initiatives improved citizen engagement with local governments.


Counties and Regions Talk Economic Diversification in Kentucky

May 1, 2015 – National Association of Counties, By Kathy Nothstine

Last week, a group of county and regional leaders convened in Pike County, Ky., bound by a common interest in finding new ways to grow their economies. Based in communities that have long been reliant on the coal industry, these leaders came together to share ideas and learn about innovative strategies to create jobs and improve quality of life through changing economic times.


Poliquin praised for effort to add business incentives at former Brunswick Navy base

April 30, 2015 – Bangor Daily News, By Beth Brogan

BRUNSWICK, Maine — The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that, if approved by the Senate, would allow businesses on and near the former Brunswick Naval Air Station to qualify for a business incentive program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Water exec visits Hill, highlights UP success

April 28, 2015 – U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center, By Kevin Elliott

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The president and chief executive officer of American Water, Inc., recently visited Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to highlight the company’s role in the base’s water and wastewater system privatization.


Armed Services Chair Remains ‘Deeply Skeptical’ of BRAC Request

April 28, 2015 – Association of Defense Communities

Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, reiterated his opposition to the Pentagon’s request to conduct a BRAC round in 2017, in a fact sheet accompanying the chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.