Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Base Realignment and Closures

Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board
Start Date: Apr 2006 — End Date: Oct 2007

The Center analyzed the direct and indirect impacts of base realignment and closures for the Northern Virginia area, focused on 25,000 in-bound workers moving to Fort Belvoir and the Marine Corps Base at Quantico due to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission recommendations.

The CREC team estimated the industries and workforce impacts expected as a result of the planned moves. The Center conducted a national search of potential models and efforts include assessing the impact of job shifts on training and education requirements and identifying policy alternatives and recommendations.

About the Client

Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board

The Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board is nonprofit organization serving Northern Virginia employers and job seekers. It offers a wide range of free job placement, training, and educational services to employers, job seekers, and incumbent workers.