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EPA: Turning Bases into Places

Having a military base close or reduce operations can be traumatic for its host community. The future is uncertain—residents worry about losing jobs and declining property values, local business owners fear a devastating impact, and people are concerned about environmental contamination on the base. The challenges may seem daunting, but many communities have transformed former bases into valuable assets. Indeed, many of these redevelopments have become showplaces for the entire region—boosting the economy, creating jobs, providing homes, and protecting the environment.

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