Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Signs of new life (and jobs) returning to Fort Monmouth

In 2005, the Pentagon announced its decision to cut costs buy transferring operations from New Jersey's Fort Monmouth military base to Maryland. The shutdown, completed in 2011, resulted in the loss of 5,000 jobs on the base and also affected an estimated 15,000 off base.

Since then, most of the sprawling 1,100 acre facility that spans three towns — Oceanport, Tinton Falls and Eatontown--has remained empty, weed-grown and without contracts for redevelopment. 

"But today, nearly a decade later, some parts of the base are beginning to buzz. Construction is underway in the Tinton Falls section. New buildings are going up and a more manicured landscape is taking shape," reports NJTV News correspondent Christie Duffy.  

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