1. Westover Air Base poured $197 million into local economy, decreasing impact by $24 million

    Westover Air Base poured $197 million into local economy, decreasing impact by $24 million

    Westover Air Reserve Base poured $197 million into the local economy during the past year when totaling everything from civilian and military salaries paid to hotels rented and food purchased. While still making a sizable difference, the impact declined by $24 million from the previous fiscal year. The figures also show an overall five-year drop in the amount of money the base has contributed to the local economy.

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    1. Despite declining military budgets, we're glad to see that Westover's joint-base operations continue to provide a powerful economic engine for Western Massachusetts.
    2. The bigger factor is the loss of planes and the loss of maintainers and that has a domino effect.
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