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1 Annual Meeting: “2009 – The Way Forward” 30 October 2008

2 2 Annual Community Meeting National Anthem Mr. John Bellamy Invocation Reverend Skip Lloyd Minister of Education Snyder Memorial Baptist Church

3 BRAC RTF Welcome & Introductions Paul Dordal, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret) Executive Director

4 BRAC RTF BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bladen: Greg Taylor, Delane Jackson Cumberland: Breeden Blackwell, Tony Chavonne (Vice Chair) Harnett: Tim McNeill (Chair), Tommy Burns Hoke: Jean Powell, Mike Wood Lee: Ed Paschal, Cornelia Olive Montgomery: Lance Metzler, Judy Stevens Moore: Cary McSwain, Reagan Parsons Richmond: Kenneth Robinette, Daniel Kelly Robeson: Ken Windley, Jr., Blake Proctor Sampson: John Blanton, Roland Hall Scotland : Leon Butler, Tom Parker

5 Regional Growth BRAC IS ON TRACK, BUT A LOT MORE PREPARATION IS NEEDED Ft. Bragg is growing to more than 73,000 soldiers & employees. Direct impact is over 25,500 active duty military, spouses, civilians and on post contractors moving to region Regional Population Growth Projecting 40,000 additional people by 2013 FORSCOM/USARC Contract Awarded to Hensel Phelps

6 U.S. Army Forces Command and Army Reserve Command Headquarters transfer from Atlanta in 2011.

7 BRAC RTF GOALS Develop long term Regional Planning to improve quality of life and ensure planned growth Establish Community Partnership with Ft. Bragg for long term sustainability and support Educate and Retrain the Workforce to meet the needs of Ft. Bragg and emerging industries Transform the Regional Economy based on the growth at Ft. Bragg as the catalyst to attract defense related companies and new growth 7

8 Comprehensive Regional Growth Plan Economic Impact by 2013 19,200 jobs will move here or be created as a result of growth at Fort Bragg, 11,400 off post Gross Regional Product increased by $1.11 Billion Personal disposable income increased by $1.27 Billion

9 Regional Approach is Working! All American Defense Corridor recognized nationwide A regional network has been established for planning, coordination and educational programs BRAC RTF presented national award for 2008 Active Base Community of the Year from ADC Investment in regional secondary education through MCNC Gates Foundation proposal Kenan Fellows program expansion under consideration Region is attracting defense related companies

10 Remarks Tim McNeill Chairman of the BRAC RTF

11 Senator Tony Rand NC Senate Majority Leader Representing North Carolina’s 19 th District Keynote Speaker

12 Congressman Bob Etheridge Representing North Carolina’s 2 nd District Remarks

13 Congressman Robin Hayes Representing North Carolina’s 8th District Remarks

14 14 Mr. David Larson Deputy Director, DOD Office of Economic Adjustment Remarks

15 15 Mr. Gil Gilleland U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy G-1 Fort McPherson, GA Remarks

16 US Army Forces Command/ US Army Reserve Command Headquarters Fort Bragg, North Carolina June 2011

17 17 Remarks Colonel David Fox Fort Bragg Garrison Commander

18 Colonel John McDonald Commander, 43 rd Airlift Wing Pope AFB Remarks

19 Colonel Merle Hart Commander, 440 th Reserve Airlift Wing Pope AFB Remarks

20 “2009 – The Way Forward” B alancing the Mission, Community, Environment, and Economic Development Don Belk, AICP BRAC RTF Regional Planner Regional Planning

21 BRAC RTF The Way Forward Describes current conditions, projects future needs, identifies major capacity gaps, and recommends actions to fill those gaps Identifies functional areas that require additional or more detailed assessments Creates a regional network and information sharing process Conduct additional planning as necessary, then implement action items 21 The Comprehensive Regional Growth Plan

22 BRAC RTF The Way Forward Regional Agriculture Sustainability Program (RASP) Working Lands Protection Program 22 Regional Planning Initiatives

23 BRAC RTF The Way Forward Integrate and coordinate regional planning and sustainability efforts; support compatible land use Support regional transportation planning, including mass transit Link urban sustainability, rural economic development, and installation needs 23 A Strategy for Sustainable Development

24 Community Impact Assessments and Comprehensive Regional Growth Plan Wayne Freeman, CEO Training and Development Associates, Inc. (TDA)

25 The Result

26 The CRGP Results Comprehensive and detailed assessment of impacts at the regional and county levels Recommended actions that detail important next steps Plan includes: Executive Summary Ten Regional Chapters Seven County-Specific Chapters (Tier I) Access to the Plan (as of November 7 th ) Download from Request a CD online at

27 The Team of Experts TDA, Inc. Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (Workforce) Developmental Associates, LLP (Public Safety) ERISS Corporation (Workforce) The e-NC Authority (Information & Communication Technologies) Health Planning Source, Inc (Health Care) Hobbs, Upchurch & Associates (Water and Wastewater) Kathi Beratan, PhD and James Helgeson, PhD (Editors) Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise, UNC-Chapel Hill (Air Travel) ICF International (Economic Modeling & Transportation) Martin/Alexiou/Bryson, PLLC (Transportation) OR/Ed. Lab, NC State University (Education K-12) PKF Consulting (Hospitality and Cultural Resources) Richardson Smith Gardner & Associates (Solid Waste)

28 The Working Groups Education (K-12) Housing Workforce and Higher Education Social Services and Child Care Transportation Information & Communication Technologies Public Safety and Emergency Services Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Hospitality, Parks & Recreation, Cultural Activities Health Care Regional Planning

29 The Way Forward The Plan is the “roadmap” that can direct resources to prepare for military growth 25 recommended actions in 10 impact categories provide prioritized steps Continued collaboration will result in a sum greater than our individual efforts could accomplish Time to implement!

30 Education Impact - Shortfall of classrooms and schools - Increase in admin and operating costs Actions 1) Identify short-term strategies to accommodate increased enrollment 2) Identify alternative f unding strategies for public and private financing 30

31 Impact - Expanded behavioral and mental health care services needed - Region needs at least 63 additional surgeons and 133 new dentists - More TRICARE providers needed Actions 3) Organize health network council; find solutions for increasing behavioral and mental health care in the Fort Bragg region 4) Create action plan to find, attract, hire and retain new surgeons and dentists 31 Health Care

32 Impact Roadways: Fort Bragg access gates and travel corridors will be heavily affected by increased traffic Aviation: Daily air service from Fayetteville to Washington DC needed Military Rail: Increased demand for shipment of military freight from Fort Bragg to NC Ports Actions 5) Roadways: Assist with planning and supporting funding and for critical Murchison Road project 32 Transportation

33 Actions 6) Roadways: Create travel simulation model to measure effects of NCDOT road projects on travel to and from Fort Bragg linking to Cumberland, Hoke, Moore, and Harnett Counties 7) Aviation: assess current and emerging mission-related local and regional aviation demands; assess alternative air travel such as charters, air taxis, subsidized flights 8) Military Freight Rail: Prepare comprehensive military freight rail service feasibility study 33 Transportation

34 Actions 9) Mass Transit and Parking: collaborate with regional transportation partners to develop a multi-modal transportation plan 10) Roadways: Educate/inform regional public policy decision makers on BRAC-related TIP projects 11) Rail: Support expansion of passenger rail service connecting the Fort Bragg region with destinations outside the region 34 Transportation

35 Impact - Potential 3.24 MGD increase in water needs not taken into account under current Cape Fear River Basin Plan - Concerns about private well contamination and failing septic systems - Aging wastewater infrastructure Actions 12) Prepare regional master plan for Water, Wastewater, and Water Supply 13) Study feasibility of regional solid waste authority 35 Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste

36 Impact - Arrival of new military personnel expected to reduce inventories of existing and newly constructed homes - Affordable rental housing will be in short supply as market tightens - ‘Niche’ markets may experience growth Actions 21) Identify specific residential growth areas and the market segments where new housing demand exists 36 Housing

37 Impact - Need for increased vigilance and attention to the safety of citizens and emergency response to a terrorist attack - Coordinated community response is required Actions 22) Ensure funding for VIPER system for secure and reliable network for regional emergency response 37 Public Safety and Emergency Services

38 Impact - Demand for ICT capability will increase on- and off-post - Economic growth could be hampered by lack of access Actions 23) Assess communications and information technology requirements to serve Fort Bragg, local communities, and the region’s defense and homeland security industry 38 Information and Communication Technology

39 Impact Services already stretched thin; will be severely compromised by population growth, returning military from deployments Actions 24) Convene a region-wide social services working group to develop Implementation strategy to prioritize regional needs and identify funding sources 39 Social Services and Child Care

40 Impact Projected demand of 120,000 additional hotel room nights; current supply of hotels inadequate to meet FORSCOM requirements Actions 25) Identify appropriate existing or planned meeting facilities suitable to the needs of FORSCOM, both on and off-post; assess security requirements 40 Hospitality

41 Impact - Population increase due to mission growth will impact availability, use of developable land - Mission-critical areas identified in JLUS are threatened without coordinated, regional planning approach - Regional planning will help maximize infrastructure capacity, minimize capital expenses, lead toward resilient and sustainable communities Actions 14) Develop coordinated, regional growth management strategy 15) Assess potential impact from planned and future developments 41 Regional Planning, Compatible Land Use and Sustainable Development

42 Actions 16) Prepare new geospatial datasets for the region’s geographic information system (GIS) database 17) Prepare concept plan, project scope for a ‘School-Centered Community’, including recommendations for developing a public- private partnership and financing strategies 18) Evaluate planning process to provide model for other BRAC- growth communities 19) Develop integrated infrastructure plan to tie normal and mission growth to future land use recommendations 20) Assess the requirements for Fort Bragg and local communities to achieve energy self-sufficiency including alternative and renewable sources 42 Regional Planning, Compatible Land Use and Sustainable Development

43 Regional Planning and Sustainability Initiative to realign the BRAC RTF regional planning functions with Sustainable Sandhills Combines and integrates staffs for more effective and unified planning for our region Ensures the long term sustainability of Fort Bragg balanced with the community development needs and the environment Jon Parsons: Executive Director of Sustainable Sandhills and Director of Regional Planning and Sustainability for the BRAC RTF


45 Sustainable Sandhills Key Partners - Sustainable Fort Bragg, NCDENR, NC Sandhills Conservation Partnership, USEPA Five Original Teams in 2003 1. Air Quality (Transportation) 2. Energy (Housing, Schools) 3. Water Resources (Water/Wastewater) 4. Materials Use & Waste (Solid Waste) 5. Land Use (Regional Planning)

46 Six Current Programs (2008) 1. Air Quality 2. Green Building & Design 3. Green Business Certification 4. Solid Waste Reduction 5. Sustainability Education & Awareness 6. Regional Planning Sustainable Sandhills

47 Workforce Transformation 47 Workforce Demonstration Program Educating and retraining the workforce to meet the needs of Fort Bragg and emerging industries

48 Workforce Demonstration Program Program Goals Develop the skilled talent for the region’s targeted high growth, high skill, and high wage industries Strengthen collaboration between the region’s education and training institutions Enhance the region’s entrepreneurial climate to create and expand business, and generate new high growth, high skill, and high wage employment opportunities

49 Workforce Demonstration Program Educational Programs Dr. Jane Smith Program Manager for Education

50 Educational Programs Program Goals Build leadership and STEM programs Increase graduation rate Decrease dropout rate Strengthen collaborations across the educational continuum to address workforce development

51 Current Education Initiatives Additional information available at

52 New Education Initiatives The Way Forward Additional information available at

53 Kenan Fellows Program Guest program presentation by Valerie B. Brown-Schild, Ph.D. Director, Kenan Fellows Program Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science New Education Initiatives The Way Forward

54 Tim Moore Program Manager for Workforce and Economic Development

55 Workforce Demonstration Program July 2007 Awarded $5 million U.S. Department of Labor grant for three-year pilot workforce development program Integrates workforce development, economic development and education at the regional level Leverages the Regional Planning grant from OEA 55

56 Workforce Demonstration Program October 2007 Established partnership with FTCC FTCC will serve as host for the hub for the All American Center for Workforce Innovation February 2008 Launched the Wounded Warrior Pipeline Pilot workforce demonstration platform to assess the skills and interests of Wounded Warriors at Ft Bragg and connect them to high wage/high skill jobs 56

57 Workforce Demonstration Program February 2008 Launched Job Connection Initiative for Construction Cluster Comprised of industry, WDBs, ESC, education providers, NCMBC, NC DOL, Fort Bragg ACAP & ACS/ERP Working with construction contractors for placing local workers on Fort Bragg and other regional projects

58 May 2008 Established the All American Center for Workforce Innovation and Advanced Visualization and Interactive Digital Center at FTCC’s Virtual College Center Focus is on the creation of high skill/ high tech jobs and related skills development September 2008 Expanded the AACWI hub at FTCC through the installation of an i3D-capable portable theater system in seven additional regional community colleges Workforce Demonstration Program

59 October 2008 Awarded contract to conduct regional asset mapping and gap analysis of current and emerging Defense and Homeland Security industries in the All American Defense Corridor to the team of: TDA Booz Allen Hamilton Center for Economic Competitiveness UNC School of Government Futures Inc. Workforce Demonstration Program

60 Next Steps Complete the resource mapping and gap analysis on emerging defense and homeland security clusters Release an RFP for development of the Career Exploration and Job Connection Pipeline Expand i3D capability to our public and private universities and to all high schools and middle schools in BRAC RTF region Partner with FSU and UNC-P to study the economic impact on minority and other populations Workforce Demonstration Program The Way Forward

61 “2009 – The Way Forward” Closing Remarks Transforming our Region through Collaboration and Innovation

62 “2009 – The Way Forward” Economic Transformation Established the All American Defense Corridor to attract emerging defense and homeland security industries to the region Institutionalized the Defense Business Association Resource mapping, assessment and gap analysis of a defense industry cluster tied to workforce development Proposal for a NC Center for Defense Innovation

63 “2009 - The Way Forward” Continued emphasis on: Integrated and unified Regional Planning & Sustainability Training a skilled workforce and connecting people to jobs Educational Programs to motivate students and reduce dropout rates

64 “2009 - The Way Forward” Vision: Establish an RTP for Defense in the Fort Bragg region Become North Carolina’s Center for Defense & Homeland Security



67 All American Defense Corridor DVD

68 BRAC RTF Contact Info Executive Director: Paul Dordal Deputy Director: John Harbison Regional Planner: Don Belk Program Manager for Education: Dr. Jane Smith Program Manager for Workforce: Tim Moore Communications & Outreach Coord: Renee Lane Executive Assistant: John Bellamy Administrative Assistant: Renee Siemiet 910-436-1344: Website: *Offices are located on Fort Bragg

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