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Paul Dordal Executive Director

Paul Dordal Executive Director. SPEC Ops East Symposium BRAC RTF Overview. “All-American Defense Corridor”. Market and promote Southeastern North Carolina to attract new defense companies to the region. Emphasize our strengths: Five major military installations

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Paul Dordal Executive Director

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  1. Paul Dordal Executive Director SPEC Ops East Symposium BRAC RTF Overview

  2. “All-American Defense Corridor” • Market and promote Southeastern North Carolina to attract new defense companies to the region. • Emphasize our strengths: • Five major military installations • World-class research & development capabilities • Motivated and skilled talent pool • Outstanding quality of life • Excellent transportation systems • Objective is to establish a defense industry sector with high technology, high paying jobs • Expanding the AADC

  3. Regional Economic TransformationGoals • Establish aDefense & Homeland Security (D&HS) Industry Cluster in the Fort Bragg region • Use the FORSCOM/USARC move and mission growth as the catalyst to attract defense related companies • Supply a trained and skilled workforce • Promote and market the All American Defense Corridor to attract, build and expand companies in the region to create new high tech jobs • Establish the Fort Bragg region as the focal point for Defense & Homeland Security in North Carolina

  4. BRAC Changes at Fort Bragg and Pope AFB • Ft. Bragg is the largest Army post in the country • Growing to more than 73,000 soldiers and employees. • Includes BRAC actions, Army Transformation, and Grow the Army initiatives. • U.S. Army Forces Command and Army Reserve Command Headquarters transfer from Atlanta in 2011. • Ground-breaking ceremony December 8th • Pope AFB transfers to the Army in 2011. • 440th Reserve Airlift Wing has relocated from Milwaukee to Pope AFB. 43rd Airlift Wing will become a group.

  5. Community Impact of Changes at Ft. Bragg • FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters will transfer approximately 3,000 positions from Atlanta in 2011 • Senior decision makers that decide how to organize and equip the entire U.S. Army • Manage more than $30 billion of DOD budget • Hospitality requirements: 20,000 + visits a year • Excellent workforce and economic opportunities • Potential to attract new defense related industry and expand existing businesses

  6. FORSCOM Headquarters Project FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters is a $288.5 million project Hensel Phelps was awarded the contract More than 700,000 square feet in 3 facilities 2,400 skilled trade workers over a 3 year period will build the facilities. HP wants to use local companies and workforce! Website being developed to list project requirements: timelines for construction; sub-contracting opportunities (managed by the NC Military Business Center); opportunities for employment

  7. Direct Economic OpportunitiesDue to Changes at Ft. Bragg • On Post: over $2.2 billion in military construction the next 5 years. • Opportunities for prime contracts, partnerships, subcontracts, suppliers. • Increased defense related business from in and out of state. • Need additional hospitality, convention and meeting space. • Office and warehouse space needed for contractors. • Requires a skilled talent pool for defense related businesses!

  8. Regional Transformation 3 new military business parks under development in Cumberland and Harnett Counties Defense related companies are relocating to this area or expanding their companies: BAH, Tactronics, K-3, RLM, American Growler Interest in new hotels, conference centers and meeting facilities Downtown transformation: ASOM, Festival Park, 300 Hay St townhouses, Veteran’s Park, + concept for a new $40 million 6 block renovation Nine new schools needed to accommodate growth

  9. Economic ImpactEmployment (2013) 19,200 jobs will be created as a result of growth at Fort Bragg 4,024 active-duty military jobs; 2,146 military civilian jobs; 1972 embedded contractor jobs; 1,000 private defense contractors;PLUS An additional11,044 jobs will be created in the local economy to support increased population and military spending

  10. Economic ImpactGross Regional Product (GRP) Analogous to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) used for benchmarking activities in the national economy Projected to be in excess of $32.5 billion by 2013. Approx.$6.5 billionfrom Fort Bragg and Pope AFB pre-BRAC Over$1 billionfrom the planned military growth

  11. Concept for a North Carolina “Center for Defense Innovation” • Establishes a physical location and “focal point” for defense and security programs, education, workforce, regional planning and sustainability. • Provides a “clearing house” for Defense & Homeland Security programs: • Fort Bragg: USASOC; Airborne; C4I; training & simulation; RPVs; Joint Cargo Aircraft • FORSCOM/USARC: Personal equipment; light infantry; Future Combat Systems; OPTAR II • Establish Collaborative Technology Alliances and Cooperative Research & Development Agreements

  12. NC Center for Defense Innovation “Homeland Security, Intelligence, Technology, Workforce, Sustainability” • FSU: Business Development; R&D/D&HS • Defense Intelligence, mgmt & security programs • Electron Probe Microscope • - Idea & Innovation Center • Small Business Development • Connections and linkages with other universities • FTCC: Workforce/ i3D (8CCs) • i3D Virtual College Center • Virtual network with other CC’s & Universities • Enhanced Training and Simulation • Military related curriculum • - Technology Connection • - Military Business Center All American Center for Workforce Innovation - Educational Programs - HUB- FTCC: Community Colleges & Universities - Pipeline for Workforce - Defense Business Association • Partnership for Defense Innovation • - Defense Security Technology Accelerator • - Federal Wireless Lab • Technology Connection • USASOC requirements • Center for Regional Planning and Sustainability • Sustainable Sandhills • Sustainable Fort Bragg ? • - Environment and regional planning *Photo of Biotech Center in RTP used as an illustration

  13. “All American Military Business Park”

  14. Workforce Transformation Workforce Transformation • Awarded $5.0 M DOL Workforce Demonstration Program Grant in Jul 2007 • Strategy 1) Comprehensive assessment of defense industry requirements, resource mapping, gap analysis and strategic plan to establish a D&HS industry cluster • Strategy 2) Development of the All American Center for Workforce Innovation to retrain our workforce to meet the needs of emerging industries 16

  15. Workforce Transformation Partnerships with: Fayetteville Technical Community College (hub), seven community colleges and five universities creating a virtual network RFP is on the street for a talent acquisition pipeline platform to connect potential employees with jobs Golden Leaf Foundation funding for i3D classrooms in 12 high schools, 11 CC’s and 5 Universities Gates Foundation interest in investing in STEM programs for our high schools, community colleges and universities Regional Approach is Working 17

  16. BRAC RTF Executive Director: Paul Dordal Deputy Director: John Harbison Executive Assistant: John Bellamy Regional Planner: Don Belk Program Manager for Education: Jane Smith Program Manager for Workforce and Economic Development: Tim Moore Communications and Outreach: Renee Lane Administrative Assistant: Renee Siemiet Website: www.bracrtf.com (910) 436-1344 Offices are located on Fort Bragg 18

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