June 03, 1999

Fort Drum Regional Economic Impact Study: Analysis of Economic Impacts of Fort Drum, NY on the Regional Economy of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties

The Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization asked a team of consultants to review data on the economic activity of Fort Drum in Watertown, New York, interview affected parties to assemble a base of data on economic activity impacts of Ft. Drum, assess regional economic impacts, using an economic model calibrated for the region by REMI, and conduct an analysis of the further fiscal impacts on local government revenues and expenditures. They found and analyzed the direct activity of the United States Department of Defense at Fort Drum; the indirect, induced, and dynamic economic effects; the overall regional economic effect; the population and quality of life effects; and the fiscal impacts, which provided a more complete understanding of the fort’s regional value.

Nutter Associates, Economic Development Research Group – Fort Drum Regional Economic Impact Study [full PDF]