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Mayor Sheila Dixon’s BRAC TION Plan for Baltimore City. What is BRAC?. Base Realignment and Closure, or, BRAC is a process of the United States Government directed at the administration and operation of the Armed Forces.

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Mayor sheila dixon s brac tion plan for baltimore city

Mayor Sheila Dixon’sBRACTION Plan for Baltimore City


What is brac

What is BRAC?

  • Base Realignment and Closure, or, BRAC is a process of the United States Government directed at the administration and operation of the Armed Forces.

  • BRAC is used to close excess military installations and realign the total asset inventory in order to save money on operations and maintenance.

  • BRAC rounds occur periodically. The latest round was in 2005.

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


How did maryland benefit from the 2005 brac commission recommendations

How did Maryland Benefit from the 2005 BRAC Commission Recommendations?

  • Maryland was the single largest winner of the 2005 BRAC round, gaining a net realignment of 9,293 DoD jobs.

  • The two bases slated to receive the largest number of DoD jobs from BRAC are Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Since the 2005 recommendations, the estimated numbers of jobs directly and indirectly related to BRAC has climbed. The latest estimates indicate that BRAC could generate as many as 60,000 jobs in Maryland from now to 2018.

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


How does baltimore city benefit

How does Baltimore City benefit?

There are four ways in which Baltimore will benefit from BRAC:

  • Population Growth

  • Workforce Development

  • Contracting Opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

  • Business Attraction

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


What is the plan

What is the Plan?

The Mayor’s BRACtion Plan is:

  • A collection of ordered strategies designed to maximize the opportunities BRAC presents to the City of Baltimore

  • An articulation of how the City’s current Comprehensive Master Plan prepares the jurisdiction for BRAC

  • A policy statement on the importance of regionalism and Smart Growth in local and statewide preparations for BRAC

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


The mayor s braction plan is organized around the city s 4 areas of brac opportunity

The Mayor’s BRACtion Plan is Organized Around the City’s 4 Areas of BRAC Opportunity

Population Growth

M/WBE Contracting Opportunities

Workforce Development

Business Attraction

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


Population growth overview

Population Growth-Overview

Focus Areas Include:

  • Transportation and Infrastructure

    • Improve Our Roads & Highways

    • Strengthen Our Transportation Planning & Management

    • Improve Our Rail and Transit

    • Maintain Our Water and Wastewater Systems

  • Land Use and Zoning

    • Streamline and Strengthen the Development Process

    • Promote Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and Mixed-Use Development to Reinforce Neighborhood Centers and Main Streets

  • Facilities, Quality of Life, and Marketing

    • Maintain and Improve Our Housing Stock

    • Maintain and Improve Public Schools and Library Facilities

    • Promote Our Historic, Cultural and Natural Resources

    • Develop a Coordinated, Inclusive and Holistic Approach to BRAC Marketing

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


Population growth select strategies

Population Growth: Select Strategies

  • Actively support planning and construction of an East Side MARC Station at EBDI or Bayview

  • Upgrade information systems to streamline the Capital Improvement Program

  • Develop a Coordinated, Inclusive and Holistic Approach to Marketing the City and the Region

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


Workforce development overview

Workforce Development: Overview

Focus Areas Include:

  • Reaching Out to the Business Community

  • Connecting BRAC Spouses to Area Job Opportunities

  • Preparing the Existing Workforce and the School-Age Population for BRAC jobs

  • Partnering with Institutes of Higher Learning

  • Participating in Regional Workforce Development Efforts

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


Workforce development select strategies

Workforce Development: Select Strategies

  • Develop a Short and Long Term Communication and Marketing Plan that will expand the number of skilled job candidates for BRAC related employment

  • Utilize the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board to Coordinate Local and Regional Workforce Development Efforts

  • Create an Outreach, Recruitment, and Referral Arm from Baltimore City’s Colleges, universities, professional schools and companies to regional training programs and employment opportunities

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


M wbe contracting opportunities overview

M/WBE Contracting Opportunities: Overview

  • Reach Out to the Defense Industry

  • Reach Out to Contractors

  • Coordinate with Business Development Initiatives

  • Track BRAC related M/WBE Outcomes

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


M wbe contracting opportunities select strategies

M/WBE Contracting Opportunities: Select Strategies

  • Create a monthly BRAC MBE Stat report

  • Conduct specific Procurement and Outreach Fair for M/WBE firms as it relates to BRAC contracts

  • Explore the possibility of creating a Reciprocity Certification Process for firms certified with the City of Baltimore, the State’s MDOT certification and the Federal SBD certification or DOD requirements for DISA

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


Business attraction overview

Business Attraction: Overview

Focus Areas Include:

  • Regional Efforts for Marketing, Business Attraction and Business Development

  • City Specific Efforts for Marketing and Business Attraction

  • City-Specific Efforts for Business Development

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


Business attraction select strategies

Business Attraction: Select Strategies

  • Work with the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC), the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB) and the Fort Meade Regional Alliance (FMRA) to reach out to key site location consultants involved with BRAC contractors

  • Survey military contractors to determine what information would be helpful for relocation (commercial real-estate sites, housing information, entertainment and recreational information, etc)

  • Work with the Maryland Small Business Resource Center to hold BRAC small business information conferences

  • Work with the Department of Defense’s Contractor Liaisons to determine ways to get information to local businesses

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


Timeline for review

Timeline for Review

  • April: Briefings with City Council, BRACStat, and other BRAC-related entities

  • May 18th: Release of Draft Plan for Public Comment

  • June 18th: Public Comment Period Ends

  • June 30th: Release of Final Plan

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


Mayor sheila dixon s brac tion plan for baltimore city

The Mayor's BRACtion Plan for Baltimore City--DRAFT for Public Comment


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