The REMI PI+ model was used in this comprehensive report on the overall demographic and economic impacts that military realignments would have on the tri-county region of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties in Florida. The population impacts found were fairly substantial as the region would add nearly 11,000 residents as a result of realignment activities, including military personnel, associated family members as well as others whose move to the area was induced by the realignments. Realignment activities would also create an additional $1.5 billion in demand for goods and services by 2015 and the impact on gross regional product would approach $1 billion in that same time frame. This analysis also found substantial impacts in the professional and technical services sector, along with the construction, retail trade, and administrative and waste services. Healthcare and social assistance would also b up nearly 600 jobs over the baseline by 2015 as a result of realignment activities.
Matrix Design Group – Tri-County Growth Management Plan: Atlas of Existing Conditions 5.0: Economy and Jobs [full PDF]