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n an otherwise stagnant economy, the area surrounding Fort Bragg, the army's largest military installations, is buzzing with activity in preparation for the relocation of two major commands that many call "mini-Pentagons."Five years ago, the Department of Defense mandated major changes to military installations across the nation as a part of BRAC 2005. As a result, the 11-county region that surrounds
This multifaceted approach includes the construction of several business parks designed with military contractors in mind, and a campaign to connect
With the new command,
Because of the expected growth, companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton have recently announced plans to build a 300-person operation in
"Booz Allen Hamilton's expansion into our area marks a transformation of the types of companies looking to relocate to our community," said Doug Peters, President and CEO of the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. "Proximity to so many decision makers is important to companies who contract with the government. We are expecting BAH to be the first of many who will choose
As the BRAC 2005 mandates continue to come into fruition, Fayetteville's military business community, along with its existing industries, will continue to expand and flourish, transforming it into what is now affectionately, and rightfully so, being called 'the Pentagon of the South'; creating an entirely new definition for the term "All American Hometown."