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  1. Caring for America’s Heroes JOINT PUBLIC HEARING Austin, Texas August 21 Governor’s Strategic Military Planning Commission Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs & Military Installations House Committee on State, Federal and International Affairs “When you go home, Tell them of us and say, For their Tomorrow, We gave our Today.” James Maxwell Edmunds

  2. Texas Major Military Installations Camp Mabry As of August, 2002

  3. TEXANS EMPLOYED by DoD 39,000 DIRECT HIRE CIVILIANS 82,803 GUARD & RESERVE 107,572 ACTIVE DUTY 229,325 TEXANS TOTAL ON DoD PAYROLL As of December, 2001

  4. ECONOMIC IMPACT of DoD EXPENDITURES in TEXAS $ 20.9 billion expenditure x 2.36% multiplier = $ 49.3 billion As of December, 2000

  5. AUSTIN AND SAN ANTONIO AREAS ECONOMIC IMPACT OF 1995 BRAC 16,000 JOBS LOST 11,000(SAN ANTONIO) 5,000(AUSTIN) $8 BILLION DoD SPENDING REDUCTION As of August, 2002

  6. BRAC in REVIEW HISTORY STATUS & CRITERIA BRAC STATE & FEDERAL ISSUES PROCESS OVERVIEW OF MIILITARY INSTALLATIONS

  7. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS STORIES BROOKS CITY/BASE PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS ABILENE / DYESS AFB COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS improved relationships improved infrastructure BENEFITS improved environmental stewardship reduced base operating costs As of August, 2002

  8. ECONOMIC REDEVELOPMENT SUCCESS STORIES AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SAN ANTONIO GREATER KELLY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY creating 4,400 new industry jobs As of August, 2002

  9. INVITED TESTIMONY PARTICIPANTS Major General (Ret.) Josue “Joe” Robles Jr. Former BRAC Commission Member and Current Member of the Texas Strategic Military Planning Commission TOPIC: History of BRAC Mr. Gary Bushell Attorney and Government Consultant TOPIC:The BRAC Process Mr. David Davis Chief of Staff, Kay Bailey Hutchison TOPIC:Current BRAC Status & Criteria Mr. William Ehrie (U.S. Air Force) Chairman, Governor’s Strategic Military Planning Commission Major General (Ret.) James Maloney (U.S. Army) Member, Governor’s Strategic Military Planning Commission Mr. Richard Messbarger (U.S. Navy) Executive Director, Greater Kingsville Economic Development Corporation TOPIC:Overview of Military Installations Mr. Ed Perez Director, Office of State-Federal Relations TOPIC:State & Federal Issues

  10. Caring for America’s Heroes JOINT PUBLIC HEARING Austin, Texas August 21 Governor’s Strategic Military Planning Commission Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs & Military Installations House Committee on State, Federal and International Affairs “When you go home, Tell them of us and say, For their Tomorrow, We gave our Today.” James Maxwell Edmunds