Economic Impact Analysis of Atterbury-Muscatatuck

Directed by Barry M Rubin, PhD

Atterbury-Muscatatuck serves a fundamental purpose in the State of Indiana. Established in 1942 in parts of Bartholomew, Brown, and Johnson counties, Camp Atterbury has proven itself as one of the premier military training and mobilization sites in the nation. The Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Jennings County supplements an advanced operating environment with unique military facilities and infrastructure. Together, Atterbury-Muscatatuck has a vision to provide to the nation the most realistic, fiscally responsible, contemporary operating environment possible in which to mobilize and train the whole of government team to accomplish missions directed towards protecting the homeland and winning the peace; and support the developmental testing and evaluation of technologies that support those missions.


Anecdotal evidence suggested that the presence of Atterbury-Muscatatuck in the local area provides many high quality jobs and supports many local businesses with substantial spending related to post operations. This study has confirmed and quantified the direct impact of these operations, and for the first time, provides an understanding of how spending at Atterbury-Muscatatuck ripples through the economy. These ripple effects, explained in more detail below, create wealth and jobs in the region and State.

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