Bases bring economic benefits all round

Communities with military bases are prospering. A recent study by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis finds that areas with military bases and related industries had the largest percentage gains in per-capita income. Jacksonville in North Carolina home of Marines based at Camp Lejeune saw a 66% increase in per-capita income. Killeen in Texas home of the Army's Fort Hood is now more affluent than Austin the Texas state capital and the University of Texas . . .

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