LOWRY AIR FORCE BASE, COLORADO

The following is an excerpt of a GAO report about the economic impact of base closures which includes information about job loss and federal cash grants. See "source" information at the end of this file for full text information. For a fuller description of Lowry Air Force and a bibliography click [here]

 
(Federal Assistance)
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Office of Economic Adjustment           $1,771,525
 planning grants
Economic Development                      112,500
 Administration grant
Federal Aviation                             0
 Administration grants
Department of Labor job                   800,000
 training grants
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Total                                   $2,684,025
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The Economic Development Administration grant to the cities of Aurora
and Denver has provided funds to prepare a work plan for identifying
market opportunities for businesses affected by the base closure. 
 
Environmental cleanup: 
 
National Priorities List site:  No. 
 
Contaminants:  Waste oil, general refuse, fly ash, coal, metals, and
fuels. 
 
Estimated cleanup cost:  $18.8 million. 
 
Estimated date cleanup complete or remedy in place:  September 1999. 
 
  SUMMARY OF JOBS CREATED AT 37 BASES CLOSED IN THE 1988 AND 1991 ROUNDS ========================================================== Appendix IV   Table IV.1 Summary of Jobs Created at 37 Bases Closed in the 1988 and 1991 Rounds   Jobs Recovery Base Jobs lost created (Percent) ------------------------ ---------- ---------- ---------- Army Materials 540 0 0.00 Technology Laboratory Bergstrom Air Force Base 942 0 0.00 Cameron Station 4,355 0 0.00 Castle Air Force Base 1,164 0 0.00 Chanute Air Force Base 1,035 1,002 96.81 Chase Naval Air Station 914 1,520 166.30 Davisville Naval 125 29 23.20 Construction Battalion Center Eaker Air Force Base\a 792 106 13.38 England Air Force Base 697 718 103.01 Fort Benjamin Harrison 4,240 0 0.00 Fort Devens 2,178 0 0.00 Fort Ord 2,835 92 3.25 Fort Sheridan 1,681 18 1.07 Fort Wingate Army Depot 90 0 0.00 George Air Force Base 506 209 41.30 Grissom Air Force Base 807 28 3.47 Jefferson Proving Ground 387 0 0.00 Lexington Army Depot 1,131 0 0.00 Long Beach Naval 417 0 0.00 Station/Naval Hospital Loring Air Force Base\a 1,326 144 10.86 Lowry Air Force Base 2,290 104 4.54 Mather Air Force Base 1,012 241 23.81 Moffett Naval Air 633 194 30.65 Station Myrtle Beach Air Force 799 588 73.59 Base Norton Air Force Base 2,133 25 1.17 Pease Air Force Base 400 1,038 259.50 Philadelphia Naval 8,119 0 0.00 Station/Naval Hospital/ Naval Shipyard Presidio of San 3,150 725 23.02 Francisco Puget Sound Naval 754 0 0.00 Station (Sand Point) Richards-Gebaur Air 569 0 0.00 Reserve Station Rickenbacker Air Guard 1,129 8 0.71 Base\a Sacramento Air Depot 3,164 630 19.91 Tustin Marine Corps Air 348 0 0.00 Station Warminster Naval Air 1,979 0 0.00 Warfare Center Williams Air Force Base 781 368 47.12 Woodbridge Air Research 90 0 0.00 Facility Wurtsmith Air Force Base 705 553 78.44 ============================================================ Totals 54,217 8,340 15.38 ------------------------------------------------------------ \a Jobs created related to caretaker operations   Source: Office of Economic Adjustment  
  CASH GRANTS GIVEN TO FACILITATE REUSE PLANS AT 37 BASES CLOSED IN THE 1988 AND 1991 ROUNDS =========================================================== Appendix V   Table V.1 Cash Grants Given to Facilitate Reuse Plans at 37 Bases Closed in the 1988 and 1991 Rounds   Total OEA Total FAA Total EDA Total DOL Total all Base grants\a grants\b grants\c grants\d grants --------------------- --------- ----------- --------- --------- ----------- Army Materials $185,000 $0 $262,500 $0 $447,500 Technology Laboratory Bergstrom Air Force 200,000 110,841,266 0 1,228,260 112,269,526 Base Cameron Station 0 0 0 0 0 Castle Air Force Base 920,706 2,143,000 4,500,000 0 7,563,706 Chanute Air Force 962,978 937,830 2,500,000 3,000,000 7,400,808 Base Chase Naval Air 1,105,411 134,000 4,162,500 875,151 6,277,062 Station Davisville Naval 133,000 0 0 0 133,000 Construction Battalion Center Eaker Air Force Base 2,287,786 90,000 1,962,600 0 4,340,386 England Air Force 2,174,047 149,850 6,411,800 500,000 9,235,697 Base Fort Benjamin 471,923 0 50,000 4,592,752 5,114,675 Harrison Fort Devens 2,312,381 0 1,625,000 2,000,000 5,937,381 Fort Ord 6,984,223 155,700 19,592,00 800,000 27,531,923 0 Fort Sheridan 509,470 0 0 0 509,470 Fort Wingate Army 0 0 0 0 0 Depot George Air Force Base 533,648 118,638 6,525,000 1,000,000 8,177,286 Grissom Air Force 1,139,528 0 50,000 612,500 1,802,028 Base Jefferson Proving 329,500 0 900,000 875,000 2,104,500 Ground Lexington Army Depot 100,000 0 0 0 100,000 Long Beach Naval 349,188 0 0 0 349,188 Station/Naval Hospital Loring Air Force Base 1,903,263 50,000 2,267,000 2,100,000 6,320,263 Lowry Air Force Base 1,771,525 0 112,500 800,000 2,684,025 Mather Air Force Base 933,670 238,526 75,000 1,750,000 2,997,196 Moffett Naval Air 0 0 0 3,558,678 3,558,678 Station Myrtle Beach Air 1,180,006 18,948,100 3,500,000 925,000 24,553,106 Force Base Norton Air Force Base 726,000 3,438,638 6,825,000 2,916,000 13,905,638 Pease Air Force Base 859,790 7,774,618 10,200,00 0 18,834,408 0 Philadelphia Naval 52,008,89 0 2,700,000 11,150,00 65,858,890 Station/Naval 0 0 Hospital/Naval Shipyard Presidio of San 0 0 0 500,000 500,000 Francisco Puget Sound Naval 182,000 0 0 0 182,000 Station (Sand Point) Richards-Gebaur Air 241,985 1,572,000 0 0 1,813,985 Reserve Station Rickenbacker Air 111,000 1,110,803 0 684,545 1,906,348 Guard Base Sacramento Army Depot 436,010 0 0 1,750,000 2,186,010 Tustin Marine Corps 838,500 0 0 0 838,500 Air Station Warminster Naval Air 756,000 0 0 1,600,000 2,356,000 Warfare Center Williams Air Force 1,515,339 3,018,000 587,500 2,000,000 7,120,839 Base Woodbridge Air 50,000 0 0 0 50,000 Research Facility Wurtsmith Air Force 1,226,318 508,000 9,717,500 1,250,000 12,701,818 Base ================================================================================ Totals $85,439,0 $151,228,96 $84,525,9 $46,467,8 $367,661,84 85 9 00 86 0 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \a Office of Economic Adjustment. \b Federal Aviation Administration. \c Economic Development Administration. \d Department of Labor.  

Source: Military Bases: Case Studies on Selected Bases Closed in 1988 and 1991 Letter Report, 08/10/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-139. Full text of report available from General Accounting Office (GAO) Reports.

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