Delaware gets some BRAC relocations

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A report is out on where BRAC transferees are relocating, following the transfer of positions from Ft. Monmouth, N.J. to the Aberdeen Proving Ground.

A full copy of the report is available HERE.

The report from the Chesapeake Science and  Security Corridor shows Harford County, the home of  the Proving Ground getting  six in ten of  the transfers.

In a distant second is Cecil County, with 18.2 percent of the transfers, even though bridge and I-95  tolls raise the cost of commuting to the Proving Ground. Discounts are available that can sharply reduce those tolls.

Bel Air, in Harford County,  is the prime spot for relocations with two of its zip codes accounting for 580 relocations.

Nearly 170 transfers came were in  Elkton zip codes, with a comparable number from the Port Deposit and Perryville areas.

New Castle County is third with  6.7 percent of transferees with Baltimore County at 5.4 percent, a disappointing figure for that area, given its  proximity to Aberdeen.

As for Delaware, transferees are choosing   the Bear-Glasgow area with the 19701 and 19702 zip codes accounting for nearly 80 relocations. The Newark zip code of 19711 gained 35 residents and Middletown (19709)  accounting for 35.  Real estate agents in Cecil and New Castle counties are hoping some of the prime residential areas are taken in Harford to help  their sluggish markets  get  a boost.

It is worth noting that the current figures are based on about 2,700 relocations, with more than 350 personnel not accounted for in the figures  provided by the U.S. Army. More than 8,000 jobs are coming directly to the Proving Ground, with thousands more in and around the base. Delaware is hoping that some of those jobs and companies might come in this direction. One drawing card comes with the  the increasingly strong ties between the  University of Delaware. and the Proving Ground. – Doug Rainey,

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