I have a defense-oriented vibe to my posts this week-- not sure why, but these items are striking me.
This article from the Business Monthly writes about future expansion to the NSA complex at Fort Meade. Apparently, the expansion will cost at least $2.07 billion; however, before it's all said and done, the expansion at Meade could cost about $5.2 billion!
This is an incredible, major investment in our infrastructure and in economic development in our region. A lot of these funds will go towards building huge new buildings on the NSA campus. Of course, since the nature of the buildings is very specialized, construction will be very expensive. But when done, there will be 11,000 new workers at the campus. And they've gotta live, shop, play and go to school somewhere!
I think that this has possibly, amazing implications for Howard County. Especially with the eastern edge of the county under redevelopment.