February 24, 2006

The Economic Implications of Installation Growth at Fort Riley

Using the REMI Policy Insight model, the proposed expansion of Fort Riley in Kansas was thoroughly evaluated in terms of the economic impacts a completed fort would have on the neighboring regions. This kind of project was found to be capable of bringing an additional 34,910 people to the region and that scale of migration needs more housing, improved infrastructure, and increased education capacity. Those demands improve local communities and keep certain industries functional and profitable.

Regional Economic Models, Inc. – Fort Riley Study [full PDF]