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OEA Programs

Learn more about our program areas and how we can help your community.

Defense Industry Adjustment

A defense contractor or manufacturer is making cuts or closing.



Base Realignment and Closure

A military installation is expanding, realigning, or closing.


Community Investment

Supporting the public schools that are on a military base and the roads surrounding them.


Compatible Use

Development needs of your community impact the local military installation.


Are you a potential customer?

Find out more about OEA services and eligibility requirements.

Learn About Assistance

Are you a current customer?

Manage your grant, view status of application and connect with staff.

Manage Your Grant

“The OEA staff was with us every step of the way from the beginning of the application process through the entire redevelopment. I don't know where we would be without them.”
Learn About Grants

Project Profiles

See how we helped communities just like yours.

Fort Ord

Employment on the site of the former fort is at 176% of jobs lost upon base closure.

Fitzsimons Army Medical Center

The redeveloped site now employs 23,000 people, 14 times the number of civilians employed at base closure.

Fort Chaffee

Redevelopment has brought 3,500 new jobs, replacing the 146 civilian jobs lost at closure.

News & Updates

Maryland Department of Commerce opens new defense technology transfer development office in Harford

Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill joined U.S. Army officers and elected officials from Cecil and Harford counties for a...


OEA Town Hall PowerPoint Presentation

On February 13, 2018, the Office of Economic Adjustment's (OEA) Director Patrick O'Brien led a town hall discussion...