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More Than Dollars Alone (for MassDTI).

Clyde Barrow, Michael Goodman and Phil Primack

(September, 2004)

Hanscom Air Force Base and Natick Soldier Systems Center are major contributors to the economy of the Commonwealth and its regions. Directly and indirectly, these two military installations are responsible for more than 33,000 jobs and a total payroll of more than $2 billion. The overall direct, indirect and induced economic activity generated by the operational and procurement activities of Hanscom AFB and Natick SSC exceeds $3.2 billion. Significantly, much of this activity involves technology and other innovative activities that are critically important to the state economy, with an impact felt in cities and towns and economic sectors across the state.

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