Regional Economic Strategy: Military Cluster

Puget Sound Regional Council

Regional Economic Strategy: Military Cluster Strategy

BERK facilitated discussion and strategy development with a Regional Military Working Group, composed of military personnel, contractors, and community representatives with strong ties to the military. We developed strategies for each branch; created profiles of Puget Sound bases; prepared data on contracting and commercialization; and gathered information about military personnel and their families, including counts of military personnel, civilians, and contractors associated with each Puget Sound installation, and data on military spouses and children.

We conducted research and stakeholder interviews and facilitated Working Group discussions to develop four goals and workplans to support the military mission at bases throughout Washington; enhance employment opportunities for military spouses and veterans; improve education opportunities for military personnel, spouses, and children; and expand the region’s defense contracting industry.