Accession Number : ADA264189


Title :   The Economic Impacts of Desert Shield/Desert Storm Deployments on Local Communities


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Muller, Thomas ; Hutchinson, Robert A ; Goldstone, Debra E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264189.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : The large-scale movement of personnel from U.S. bases raised concerns that the deployments were significantly affecting local economies near some of the larger military bases. That concern led the Department of Defense, through the Office of Economic Adjustment, to examine the economic impacts of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm deployments on seven military installations: Fort Stewart, Ga.; Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Hood, Tex.; Twentynine Palms and Camp Pendleton, Cal.; and Fort Campbell, KY. We examined the economic conditions before, during, and after deployments from each of these locations. This report gives a collective assessment of the impacts experienced at these locations. We found that the deployment of troops to the Persian Gulf had an adverse effect on the level of economic activity in all seven of the selected areas. The severity of that effect varied from site to site and was found to be largely dependent on such factors as the local effects of the national economic downturn and the percentage of area earnings attributable to military jobs.... Economic impacts, Desert Shield/Desert Storm.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *DEPLOYMENT , *ECONOMICS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , SITES , HOODS , SCALE , PERSIAN GULF , JOBS , IMPACT


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE