Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Status
With the BRAC move to Huntsville forecasted to bring 4,700 government jobs to Redstone Arsenal through 2011, where do we stand on the progress of this move?
Joe Ritch chairman of the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee stated in a recent Huntsville Times interview that, ‘All the new construction is on schedule,” and “About 2,400 of the nearly 4,700 Army and other federal agency positions moving to Redstone Arsenal have already been filled.”
Another interesting note from the interview was that 56% of the positions filled came from residents outside of the Tennessee Valley. Thus this relocation migration to the Huntsville area is well underway and will continue through the end of 2011 and the Army Materiel Command (AMC) is actively recruiting to fill these positions and you can visit their career page for more information.
In addition to the ongoing economic growth spurred by the Huntsville BRAC move, on January 7th, 2010 the US Army announced its decision to relocate the Headquarters of the Army Contracting Command (ACC) from Fort Belvoir, VA to Huntsville as well.
This move will bring 234 additional government civilian jobs to Redstone Arsenal along with supplementary military personnel. The good news about this announcement is that these jobs are in addition to the BRAC move already underway and it is also expected to be completed by the end of 2011.
Also announced this week was Boeing’s selection of local Science Engineering Services to upgrade the Army’s Apache helicopters which according to the Huntsville Times article will create an additional 70 new local jobs.
We have had the privilege of assisting several families with their relocation, due to BRAC activity, this past year and we certainly look forward to helping others. If you are exploring a move to the Huntsville area and beginning your Huntsville Real Estate research from a far, you definitely want to take advantage of our website resources and relocation package. Why not get your relocation account setup today and best of all its completely free and without obligation.
- Best Wishes …Tim