Military Economic Impact Study


On the 8th of August, 2018, The Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission (PMCEC) presented the findings of a year-long study of the economic impact of the military presence in Pennsylvania. A particular focus was placed on Western Pennsylvania for the presentation. Members of the study team from the University of Pittsburgh and the PMCEC participated in the presentation and were available for questions following the presentation.


August 8, 2018 - 1400 - 1600


Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


The University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) engaged in a year-long study to analyze and understand the economic and community impacts of Pennsylvania’s military and defense installations. The purpose of the project is to aid Pennsylvania in understanding the economic and strategic value of its military installations regionally and nationally and the critical ties these installations have to the surrounding communities and also to Pennsylvania industry. The project provides decision support resources that will assist state and local policy makers and other stakeholders in promoting the value of Pennsylvania’s military installations. The project evaluated major Pennsylvania installations for the following:

  • Economic impacts
  • Competitive strengths
  • Local and community partnerships
  • Industry connections

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