Our region is dedicated to supporting the soldiers and their families who call Fort Knox home.
The words “military friendly” or “pro military” are almost cliche these days, but in the Fort Knox region we put those words into action each and every day.
Like many other military communities, our businesses offer military discounts; we welcome home returning troops and support their families while they are deployed; we host community festivals that honor our men and women in uniform and the nearly 50,000 veterans who call our region home.
But our support goes far beyond that.
The leaders in our school systems work closely with Fort Knox leadership to ensure the appropriate facilities, staffing and extra support is in place to meet the needs of military children.
Our local healthcare system works in tandem with leaders at Ireland Army Health Clinic to ensure we provide the most advanced healthcare in the specialties military families most need.
Local law enforcement agencies partner with post security to provide Fort Knox families with one of the safest places to live in America.
The local chambers of commerce host quarterly community partnership dinners with Fort Knox leadership to further develop our strong working relationships.
Local workforce development professionals stand ready to assist military spouses and transitioning service members find employment. And when indications were that the installation would see more than 1,400 vacancies with the BRAC 2005 moves, workforce officials coordinated closely the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center to help meet the installations workforce needs.
That exemplary support extends to the state level where at the height of the great recession, legislators invested $251 million in regional infrastructure improvements for the Fort Knox region to support BRAC growth.
And the establishment of the Knox Regional Development Alliance, with members of the private and public sector pledging more than $2.5 million in funding for the organization, demonstrates our commitment to Fort Knox’s future.