Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Military Affairs Forum 2-11-09

Military Affairs Committee

Meeting Notice Reminder
Wednesday, Feb. 11
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.


The Military Cluster- A New Effort for Our Economy

Chris Strow, Principal Economic Policy Analyst, Puget Sound Regional Council
will cover strategy development, action items and data collection during the first public presentation of the Military Cluster report.

The Puget Sound Regional Council’s (PSRC) Prosperity Partnership undertook a cluster strategy to develop our regional economy. The Military Cluster was added to our strategy because of the abnormal contribution it makes to the employment base of the four counties that make up the PSRC (Pierce, King, Snohomish and Kitsap). The Military Cluster adds nearly 125,000 jobs and $3 billion in payroll to our regional economy.


McChord AFB is host to the 2009 Air Mobility Command Rodeo -- a true, "World Series" competition pitting the top military airlift teams in the world.

Lt Col Philip Kase, the Rodeo director at McChord, will speak about the event. At each Rodeo, hotel rooms from SeaTac to Olympia are sold out. Rental cars are all on the road. Restaurants’ seats are full. And the region sees an economic boom for the extended competition between USAF airlift units and hundreds of airmen, premiere international team competitors and international observers.

Sheryl Swory, from the 62nd Force Support Squadron, will let you know the benefits and procedures on how to go about showcasing your company at events of the 2009 Air Mobility Command Rodeo and other programs at McChord.

Wednesday Feb. 11
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
La Quinta Inn
1425 E. 27th St.
Tacoma 98421

Breakfast Buffet: $12.00 with RSVP. Non-reserved attendance: $15.00
RSVP: Rose Crist, 627-2175; DUE 12 noon, 02/09

Please RSVP by noon on Feb. 9, Monday!
Non-RSVPs welcome, but PLEASE call to help with plans for meals and seating arrangements. Those persons reserving and not attending or canceling before the RSVP deadline will be billed.

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