Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Out With BRAC, In With Base

At this mornings meeting of the BRAC Business Initiative, Kent Menser, the HoCo BRAC coordinator, announced that henceforth the initiative will be re-branded as the Base Business Initiative. This reflects the fact that, although BRAC at Fort Meade is now complete, there are still plenty of opportunities for HoCo businesses to connect with the various agencies now located at the fort.

This isn’t just theoretical either. Kate Hetherington, the president of HCC shared a story about two former students Sean Keyman and Jonathan DeWald. Sean and Jonathan, two Iraqi war vets, met in a class at HCC and went on to start Trifecta Industries in Annapolis Junction. The new company has already tapped into the forts growth.
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