NEC launches Defense Working Group

Council partners with other regional initiatives to support military & defense

The New England Council held an initial meeting in March to discuss likely cuts to the federal defense budget and the possibility of another round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) proceedings in the next several years. We were pleased that so many members took part in the meeting, and are delighted to share several developments since that initial meeting:

  • NEC Defense Working Group – To formalize the Council’s work and to unite our members who have an interest in the future of our region’s defense industry and military installations, we are pleased to announce the formation of a new “Defense Working Group.” Kevin Conroy of Foley Hoag, a former member of the NEC staff who led the Council’s efforts during the last BRAC round, has agreed to serve as the chair of this working group. We invite any member who is interested in working to support and preserve our region’s military assets to participate in the working group, which will meet regularly in the coming months. Members who are interested in participating should email us at
  • Outreach to other regional business organizations – Knowing that there are many other organizations, from state-wide business organizations to local and regional chambers of commerce, we plan to conduct outreach to these various organizations to identify ways in which we can work together, as well as to share with them some of the important research that DTI is conducting.

We’re very exciting about these new initiatives and hope you’ll consider participating in these important efforts.

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