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Annual Meeting: “2009 – The Way Forward” 30 October 2008. Annual Community Meeting. National Anthem Mr. John Bellamy Invocation Reverend Skip Lloyd Minister of Education Snyder Memorial Baptist Church. 2. BRAC RTF.

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annual community meeting
Annual Community Meeting

National Anthem Mr. John Bellamy

Invocation Reverend Skip Lloyd

Minister of Education

Snyder Memorial Baptist Church

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brac rtf
BRAC RTF

Welcome & Introductions

Paul Dordal, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret)

Executive Director

brac rtf board of directors
BRAC RTF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • Bladen: Greg Taylor, Delane Jackson
  • Cumberland: Breeden Blackwell, Tony Chavonne (Vice Chair)
  • Harnett: Tim McNeill (Chair), Tommy Burns
  • Hoke: Jean Powell, Mike Wood
  • Lee: Ed Paschal, Cornelia Olive
  • Montgomery: Lance Metzler, Judy Stevens
  • Moore: Cary McSwain, Reagan Parsons
  • Richmond: Kenneth Robinette, Daniel Kelly
  • Robeson: Ken Windley, Jr., Blake Proctor
  • Sampson: John Blanton, Roland Hall
  • Scotland : Leon Butler, Tom Parker
regional growth
Regional Growth

BRAC IS ON TRACK,BUT A LOT MORE PREPARATION IS NEEDED

Ft. Bragg is growing to more than 73,000 soldiers & employees.

Direct impact is over 25,500 active duty military, spouses, civilians and on post contractors moving to region

Regional Population Growth

Projecting 40,000 additional people by 2013

FORSCOM/USARC Contract Awarded to Hensel Phelps

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U.S. Army Forces Command and Army Reserve Command Headquarters transfer from Atlanta in 2011.

brac rtf goals
BRAC RTF GOALS

Develop long term Regional Planning to improve quality of life and ensure planned growth

Establish Community Partnership with Ft. Bragg for long term sustainability and support

Educate and Retrain the Workforce to meet the needs of Ft. Bragg and emerging industries

Transform the Regional Economy based on the growth at Ft. Bragg as the catalyst to attract defense related companies and new growth

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comprehensive regional growth plan
Comprehensive Regional Growth Plan

Economic Impact by 2013

19,200 jobs will move here or be created as a result of growth at Fort Bragg, 11,400 off post

Gross Regional Product increased by $1.11 Billion

Personal disposable income increased by $1.27 Billion

regional approach is working
Regional Approach is Working!

All American Defense Corridor recognized nationwide

A regional network has been established for planning, coordination and educational programs

BRAC RTF presented national award for 2008 Active Base Community of the Year from ADC

Investment in regional secondary education through MCNC Gates Foundation proposal

Kenan Fellows program expansion under consideration

Regionis attracting defense related companies

remarks
Remarks

Tim McNeill

Chairman of the BRAC RTF

senator tony rand nc senate majority leader

Senator Tony RandNC Senate Majority Leader

Representing North Carolina’s 19th District

Keynote Speaker

congressman bob etheridge

Congressman Bob Etheridge

Representing North Carolina’s 2nd District

Remarks

congressman robin hayes

Congressman Robin Hayes

Representing North Carolina’s 8th District

Remarks

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Remarks

Mr. David Larson

Deputy Director, DOD Office of Economic Adjustment

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Remarks

Mr. Gil Gilleland

U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy G-1 Fort McPherson, GA

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US Army Forces Command/

US Army Reserve Command

Headquarters

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

June 2011

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Remarks

Colonel David Fox

Fort Bragg Garrison Commander

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2009 the way forward b alancing the mission community environment and economic development

“2009 – The Way Forward”Balancing the Mission, Community, Environment, and Economic Development

Regional Planning

Don Belk, AICP BRAC RTF Regional Planner

brac rtf the way forward
BRAC RTFThe Way Forward

The Comprehensive Regional Growth Plan

Describes current conditions, projects future needs, identifies major capacity gaps, and recommends actions to fill those gaps

Identifies functional areas that require additional or more detailed assessments

Creates a regional network and information sharing process

Conduct additional planning as necessary, then implement action items

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BRAC RTFThe Way Forward

Regional Planning Initiatives

Regional Agriculture Sustainability Program (RASP)

Working Lands Protection Program

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BRAC RTFThe Way Forward

A Strategy for Sustainable Development

Integrate and coordinate regional planning and sustainability efforts; support compatible land use

Support regional transportation planning, including mass transit

Link urban sustainability, rural economic development, and installation needs

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training and development associates inc tda

Community Impact Assessments and Comprehensive Regional Growth Plan Wayne Freeman, CEO

Training and Development Associates, Inc. (TDA)

the crgp results
The CRGP Results
  • Comprehensive and detailedassessment of impacts at the regional and county levels
  • Recommended actions that detail important next steps
  • Plan includes:
    • Executive Summary
    • Ten Regional Chapters
    • Seven County-Specific Chapters (Tier I)
  • Access to the Plan (as of November 7th)
    • Download from www.bracrtf.com
    • Request a CD online at www.bracrtf.com
the team of experts
The Team of Experts

TDA, Inc.

Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (Workforce)

Developmental Associates, LLP (Public Safety)

ERISS Corporation (Workforce)

The e-NC Authority (Information & Communication Technologies)

Health Planning Source, Inc (Health Care)

Hobbs, Upchurch & Associates (Water and Wastewater)

Kathi Beratan, PhD and James Helgeson, PhD (Editors)

Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise, UNC-Chapel Hill (Air Travel)

ICF International (Economic Modeling & Transportation)

Martin/Alexiou/Bryson, PLLC (Transportation)

OR/Ed. Lab, NC State University (Education K-12)

PKF Consulting (Hospitality and Cultural Resources)

Richardson Smith Gardner & Associates (Solid Waste)

the working groups
The Working Groups

Education (K-12)

Housing

Workforce and Higher Education

Social Services and Child Care

Transportation

Information & Communication Technologies

Public Safety and Emergency Services

Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste

Hospitality, Parks & Recreation, Cultural Activities

Health Care

Regional Planning

the way forward
The Way Forward
  • The Plan is the “roadmap” that can direct resources to prepare for military growth
  • 25 recommended actions in 10 impact categories provide prioritized steps
  • Continued collaboration will result in a sum greater than our individual efforts could accomplish
  • Time to implement!
education
Education

Impact

- Shortfall of classrooms and schools

- Increase in admin and operating costs

Actions

1) Identify short-term strategies to accommodate increased enrollment

2) Identify alternative funding strategies for public and private financing

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Health Care

Impact

- Expanded behavioral and mental health care services needed

- Region needs at least 63 additional surgeons and 133 new dentists

- More TRICARE providers needed

Actions

3) Organize health network council; find solutions for increasing

behavioral and mental health care in the Fort Bragg region

4) Create action plan to find, attract, hire and retain new surgeons and dentists

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Transportation

Impact

Roadways: Fort Bragg access gates and travel corridors will be heavily affected by increased traffic

Aviation: Daily air service from Fayetteville to Washington DC needed

Military Rail: Increased demand for shipment of military freight from Fort Bragg to NC Ports

Actions

5) Roadways: Assist with planning and supporting funding and for critical Murchison Road project

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Transportation

Actions

6) Roadways: Create travel simulation model to measure effects of NCDOT road projects on travel to and from Fort Bragg linking to Cumberland, Hoke, Moore, and Harnett Counties

7) Aviation: assess current and emerging mission-related local and regional aviation demands; assess alternative air travel such as charters, air taxis, subsidized flights

8) Military Freight Rail: Prepare comprehensive military freight rail service feasibility study

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Transportation

Actions

9) Mass Transit and Parking: collaborate with regional transportation partners to develop a multi-modal transportation plan

10) Roadways: Educate/inform regional public policy decision makers on BRAC-related TIP projects

11) Rail: Support expansion of passenger rail service connecting the Fort Bragg region with destinations outside the region

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Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste

Impact

- Potential 3.24 MGD increase in water needs not taken into account under current Cape Fear River Basin Plan

- Concerns about private well contamination and failing septic systems

- Aging wastewater infrastructure

Actions

12) Prepare regional master plan for Water, Wastewater, and Water Supply

13) Study feasibility of regional solid waste authority

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Housing

Impact

- Arrival of new military personnel expected to reduce inventories of existing and newly constructed homes

- Affordable rental housing will be in short supply as market tightens

- ‘Niche’ markets may experience growth

Actions

21) Identify specific residential growth areas and the market segments where new housing demand exists

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Public Safety and Emergency Services

Impact

- Need for increased vigilance and attention to the safety of citizens and emergency response to a terrorist attack

- Coordinated community response is required

Actions

22) Ensure funding for VIPER system for secure and reliable network for regional emergency response

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Information and Communication Technology

Impact

- Demand for ICT capability will increase on- and off-post

- Economic growth could be hampered by lack of access

Actions

23) Assess communications and information technology requirements to serve Fort Bragg, local communities, and the region’s defense and homeland security industry

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Social Services and Child Care

Impact

Services already stretched thin; will be severely compromised by population growth, returning military from deployments

Actions

24) Convene a region-wide social services working group to develop Implementation strategy to prioritize regional needs and identify funding sources

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Hospitality

Impact

Projected demand of 120,000 additional hotel room nights; current supply of hotels inadequate to meet FORSCOM requirements

Actions

25) Identify appropriate existing or planned meeting facilities suitable to the needs of FORSCOM, both on and off-post; assess security requirements

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Regional Planning, Compatible Land Use and Sustainable Development

Impact

- Population increase due to mission growth will impact availability, use of developable land

- Mission-critical areas identified in JLUS are threatened without coordinated, regional planning approach

- Regional planning will help maximize infrastructure capacity, minimize capital expenses, lead toward resilient and sustainable communities

Actions

14) Develop coordinated, regional growth management strategy

15) Assess potential impact from planned and future developments

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Regional Planning, Compatible Land Use and Sustainable Development

Actions

16) Prepare new geospatial datasets for the region’s geographic information system (GIS) database

17) Prepare concept plan, project scope for a ‘School-Centered Community’, including recommendations for developing a public-private partnership and financing strategies

18) Evaluate planning process to provide model for other BRAC-growth communities

19) Develop integrated infrastructure plan to tie normal and mission growth to future land use recommendations

20) Assess the requirements for Fort Bragg and local communities to achieve energy self-sufficiency including alternative and renewable sources

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regional planning and sustainability
Regional Planning and Sustainability
  • Initiative to realign the BRAC RTF regional planning functions with Sustainable Sandhills
  • Combines and integrates staffs for more effective and unified planning for our region
  • Ensures the long term sustainability of Fort Bragg balanced with the community development needs and the environment
  • Jon Parsons: Executive Director of Sustainable Sandhills and Director of Regional Planning and Sustainability for the BRAC RTF
sustainable sandhills
Sustainable Sandhills

Key Partners - Sustainable Fort Bragg, NCDENR, NC Sandhills Conservation Partnership, USEPA

Five Original Teams in 2003

  • Air Quality (Transportation)
  • Energy (Housing, Schools)
  • Water Resources (Water/Wastewater)
  • Materials Use & Waste (Solid Waste)
  • Land Use (Regional Planning)
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Sustainable Sandhills

Six Current Programs (2008)

  • Air Quality
  • Green Building & Design
  • Green Business Certification
  • Solid Waste Reduction
  • Sustainability Education & Awareness
  • Regional Planning
workforce transformation
Workforce Transformation

Workforce Demonstration Program

Educating and retraining the workforce to meet the needs of Fort Bragg and emerging industries

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workforce demonstration program
Workforce Demonstration Program
  • Program Goals
    • Develop the skilled talent for the region’s targeted high growth, high skill, and high wage industries
    • Strengthen collaboration between the region’s education and training institutions
    • Enhance the region’s entrepreneurial climate to create and expand business, and generate new high growth, high skill, and high wage employment opportunities
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Workforce Demonstration Program

Educational Programs

Dr. Jane Smith

Program Manager for Education

educational programs
Educational Programs

Program Goals

  • Build leadership and STEM programs
  • Increase graduation rate
  • Decrease dropout rate
  • Strengthen collaborations across the educational continuum to address workforce development
current education initiatives
Current Education Initiatives

Additional information available at www.bracrtf.com/education.php

new education initiatives the way forward
New Education Initiatives The Way Forward

Additional information available at www.bracrtf.com/education.php

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Kenan Fellows Program

Guest program presentation by

Valerie B. Brown-Schild, Ph.D.

Director, Kenan Fellows Program

Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science

New Education Initiatives The Way Forward

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Tim Moore

Program Manager for Workforce and Economic Development

workforce demonstration program2
Workforce Demonstration Program

July 2007

Awarded $5 million U.S. Department of Labor grant for three-year pilot workforce development program

  • Integrates workforce development, economic development and education at the regional level
  • Leverages the Regional Planning grant from OEA

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Workforce Demonstration Program

October 2007

Established partnership with FTCC

  • FTCC will serve as host for the hub for the All American Center for Workforce Innovation

February 2008

Launched the Wounded Warrior Pipeline

  • Pilot workforce demonstration platform to assess the skills and interests of Wounded Warriors at Ft Bragg and connect them to high wage/high skill jobs

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workforce demonstration program4
Workforce Demonstration Program

February 2008

  • Launched Job Connection Initiative for Construction Cluster
    • Comprised of industry, WDBs, ESC, education providers, NCMBC, NC DOL, Fort Bragg ACAP & ACS/ERP
    • Working with construction contractors for placing local workers on Fort Bragg and other regional projects
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May 2008

Established the All American Center for Workforce Innovationand Advanced Visualization and Interactive Digital Center at FTCC’s Virtual College Center

Focus is on the creation of high skill/ high tech jobs and related skills development

September 2008

Expanded the AACWI hub at FTCC through the installation of an i3D-capable portable theater system in seven additional regional community colleges

Workforce Demonstration Program

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October 2008

Awarded contract to conduct regional asset mapping and gap analysis of current and emerging Defense and Homeland Security industries in the All American Defense Corridor to the team of:

TDA

Booz Allen Hamilton

Center for Economic Competitiveness

UNC School of Government

Futures Inc.

Workforce Demonstration Program

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Next Steps

Complete the resource mapping and gap analysis on emerging defense and homeland security clusters

Release an RFP for development of the Career Exploration and Job Connection Pipeline

Expand i3D capability to our public and private universities and to all high schools and middle schools in BRAC RTF region

Partner with FSU and UNC-P to study the economic impact on minority and other populations

Workforce Demonstration Program The Way Forward

2009 the way forward
“2009 – The Way Forward”

Closing Remarks

Transforming our Region through

Collaboration and Innovation

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“2009 – The Way Forward”

Economic Transformation

Established the All American Defense Corridor to attract emerging defense and homeland security industries to the region

Institutionalized the Defense Business Association

Resource mapping, assessment and gap analysis of a defense industry cluster tied to workforce development

Proposal for a NC Center for Defense Innovation

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“2009 - The Way Forward”
  • Continued emphasis on:
  • Integrated and unified Regional Planning & Sustainability
  • Training a skilled workforce and connecting people to jobs
  • Educational Programs to motivate students and reduce dropout rates
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“2009 - The Way Forward”
  • Vision:
  • Establish an RTP for Defense in the Fort Bragg region
  • Become North Carolina’s Center for Defense & Homeland Security
brac rtf contact info
BRAC RTF Contact Info

*Offices are located on Fort Bragg

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