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Community Profile: Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois

In 2008, the Bi-State Regional Commission served as grant applicant and recipient for the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA )Community Economic Diversification Planning Program relative to the Base Realignment and
Closure (BRAC) action at the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island County, Illinois. Bi-State serves as the Region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Economic Development District Organization
(EDO). Bi-State took a regional approach, forming a steering committee, with membership drawing from across the five county Bi-State Region to include local governments, area chambers of commerce, economic development groups, and the private sector. Together this diverse committee identified four studies that would help the Region better understand the BRAC impact and how to respond. These studies looked at BRAC impacts under three separate lenses:

1. Industry Sector Impact (Finance/IT and Logistics)
2. Business Development Assistance
3. Short Range Impacts and Projects

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