Jan
26

$1 Billion Construction at Fort Jackson, Other Bases to Boost Economy

By
– The State

About $1 billion worth of construction projects are under way or planned at Midlands military bases.

The biggest chunk, some $800 million, is for a dozen projects at Columbia’s Fort Jackson, the Army’s largest training center.

The military spending should boost the local economy, said Ike McLeese, president of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

“This new construction will bring jobs and capital expenditures to our community at a most welcome time,” McLeese said.

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