|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 5 Feb 2014 09:51:28 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REALIGNMENT: Wichita Falls (TX) adjust to reductions at Sheppard Air Force Base|
Target 3: Vision 20-20 Texoma's Home Page (KFDX TV-3 News, Wichita Falls, TX) January 30, 2014On the heels of a 2005 decision to move medical training from Sheppard Air Foce Base, the City of Wichita Falls conducted a study to try to diversify and develop the local economy in case more cuts came in the future.
In 2005 as the result of a Base Realignment and Closure Decision, the Department of Defense announced it was moving the medical group at Sheppard Air Force Base to San Antonio. Sheppard lost about 400 instructors and 7,000 students annually. On the heels of that decision, the City of Wichita Falls conducted a study to try to diversify and develop the local economy in case more cuts came in the future. The result was the Vision 20-20 plan, a guideline for growing the economic base by the year 2020.
Karen Gagne with the City's Community Development was involved in the initial planning. She says, "It was a way take something that was a negative and turn it into something that could long term benefit our community."
The year it was adopted was tough nationwide. 2008 was the height of national economic downturn. Despite that, projects and plans continued. At the heart of many of them was Downtown Wichita Falls.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.texomashomepage.com/story/d/story/target-3- vision-20-20/30026/GOgY7P3p8U2yZhR5hKAh8g
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