FY2020 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM INCREASES TO $465 MILLION FOR NORTH CAROLINA (THIRD HIGHEST IN THE NATION)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FAYETTEVILLE (MAR 18, 2019) – The President’s Budget proposal for FY2020 includes $464.9 million in Department of Defense major military construction at installations in North Carolina. This budget would fund projects at the following bases, in the amounts indicated:
Fort Bragg: $12.5 million
Camp Lejeune: $229.0 million
MCAS Cherry Point: $114.6 million
MCAS New River: $11.3 million
US Special Operations Command – Camp Lejeune: $13.4 million
US Special Operations Command – Fort Bragg: $84.1 million
“This military construction budget is great news for North Carolina,” said Scott Dorney, Executive Director of the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC). “In addition to this major construction, North Carolina businesses can anticipate another $100 million in sustainment, restoration and modernization (SRM) construction and facility services contracts, and potentially an additional $1 billion for Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael infrastructure recovery. Military construction is big business in North Carolina – including for small businesses.”
The FY2020 budget figure represents an increase from $315.7 million in major military construction in North Carolina bases in FY2019. At $464.9 million, DoD construction in North Carolina will be the third highest in the country, trailing only California ($585.7 million) and Virginia ($572.3 million). With hurricane-related infrastructure repairs, total construction at bases in North Carolina should lead the nation. Also not included in the $464.9 million in new construction projects will be the re-authorization of an additional $151.5 million, for continuation of projects at North Carolina bases included in the FY2019 program.
The FY2020 program includes 12 new projects, including a dining facility and three Special Operations facilities at Fort Bragg, three airfield and training facilities at MCAS Cherry Point and MCAS New River, and five command, operations and maintenance facilities at Camp Lejeune. Three FY20 19 carryover projects include a battalion complex at Camp Lejeune and flight line utility and hangar facilities for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter at MCAS Cherry Point.
For more information and to receive detailed data from the President’s budget for North Carolina bases, contact Courtney Smedick at email@example.com.
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About the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC).The NCMBC is a business development entity of the North Carolina Community College System, headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC). The mission of the NCMBC is to leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina. The NCMBC’s primary goal is to increase federal revenues for businesses in North Carolina. The Department of Defense has an annual impact of $66 billion and is the second largest sector of North Carolina’s economy (12% GDP). With six major military bases, 116 National Guard and 40 Army Reserve facilities and the third highest number of military personnel in the country, the State of North Carolina created the NCMBC to leverage opportunities with these installations and with DoD commands worldwide. Assisted firms won 3,168 contracts – minimum value of $10.3 billion – from the NCMBC’s opening in 2005 through February 2019.
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