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Old 04-07-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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The KIA development furor is all but over with little effect on the Columbus area and local chamber most recent BRAC update estimates only 11,408 employed workers(with only 4800 permanent and remaining are PCS)out of 28088 total.The remaining count are spouses and children who are working age(about 9900)who will be LOOKING for work in an already distressed area with the remaining 6839 being school age children.Where in the world are you getting 30k workers?
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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I got it from the Georgia Trend article that came out this month.
Georgia Trend
Here you go, in black and white
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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Mike,Georgia Trend articles are normally generic features as this article is as some of the info is not even current.It is basically a freebee left to pass the time at a doctors office or when you are getting your oil changed.I think you could do a little better than that for a counterpoint..
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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Nope, I cant. That what I read from a reliable source. Now it your turn to back up what you are saying. Either way you put it, Columbus population will increase by 30,000 and will be better for it. Don't hate ......Congratulate
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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After reading many Columbus topics over the past months I decided to sign up.
Unfortunately there has been a great deal of excellent inside info by Columbusattorney in particular that has totally overshadowed posts by some who seem to be guided by polls/magazines with little attention paid to the true state of affairs in the city other than a new eatery etc.
I guess my question is what will BRAC do for the citizens of the city other than a few greedy businesses who have fed off of Benning for years(we all know who they are)
One thing I do expect to benefit locals will be much higher wages overall but will have a detrimental effect on local businesses who have been used to paying low wages due to lack of competition.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:16 PM
 
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Things have changed dramatically since BRAC announcment according to local chamber findings.....Cessna full shutdown expected in August and only 69 people hired at NCR according to DOL with unemployment increasing locally last month.Community Concerns: The Columbus, GA, and Fort Benning community welcomed the relocation of the Armor Center and School, and indicated full support for this portion of DoDís recommendation. However, the Fort Benning community was concerned that an additional brigade combat team (BCT), previously planned for Fort Benning, is instead now identified in this recommendation for stationing at Fort Knox. The Fort Benning community felt the Army ought to station additional units at Fort Benning to more fully use its available capacity.There were no formal expressions from the community regarding the closure of the United States Army Reserve Center, Columbus, GA, and relocation and consolidation of those units together with Army Reserve Units currently on Fort Benning into a new United States Army Reserve Center on Fort Benning, GA.There were no formal expressions from the community regarding the consolidation of the Drill Sergeant's Training School from three locations (Fort Benning, Fort Jackson, and Fort Leonard Wood) to one location (Fort Jackson).Commission Findings: Although the Fort Benning community was concerned that the Army BRAC proposal revised a pre-BRAC plan to activate a brigade at Fort Benning but did not identify substitute units to be based at Fort Benning, the Commission found that the Army does not currently plan to add major units to Fort Benning as part of BRAC but may do so outside of BRAC. Both the Fort Benning and Fort Knox communities requested clarification from the Army about which specific units would relocate under BRAC from Fort Knox to Fort Benning, and the Commission obtained the needed Army clarification. Last, the Fort Knox community expressed concern that the Armor Center and School functions might not be readily accommodated at Fort Benning, but the Commission found the Army would implement the transfer only as the moves are fully supportable and that Armor student training will not be degraded by BRAC moves. The Commission found that Army BRAC plans relocate the museum portion on the Armor school manning document, and remaining museum issue resolutions can be addressed during implementation.Regarding the last of the recommendations, the Commission found no reason to disagree with the recommendation of the Secretary of Defense. In addition, the Commission notes that the Armyís process was well thought-out and inclusive of the leadership of the Reserve Components and the State.The Commission found DoDís proposal to consolidate drill sergeant training at one site to be consistent with the final selection criteria and the Force Structure Plan. Fort Jackson has adequate facilities for consolidation of all three existing drill sergeant schools when augmented with proposed construction. Savings occur rapidly, reflecting the efficiencies of collocation. The Commission views the consolidation as desirable so long as the ability to foster consistency and proficiency in this critical Army asset is not affected during implementation
This information is accurate as it does come from local chamber of commerce updates.
Why not answer C84 and Mike with some other than a magazine?
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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"the total population at the bottom reads 7.38 million and we know that is not true, cause the Atlanta metro had 4 million people move there in 5 years."

Wrong -- it's impossible that 4 million people have moved to the Atlanta area in 5 years. The entire population of metro Atlanta is only 4 or 5 million. Check your figures again.
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