It is hard to believe 2022 is almost over. What a great year it has been being able to have in-person meetings and events. As you have seen in this newsletter, we are on the heels of several of those including our annual Community Welcome Reception, the annual convention of the Association of the United States Army, and just last week, the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) Installation Innovation Forum. It was especially rewarding to have Fort Knox Garrison leadership on hand for the ADC conference.
While all of these events are incredibly valuable, day in and day out we also continue to work closely with Fort Knox leaders on key issues facing the installation from encroachment to housing and other key factors that can impact growth at Fort Knox. We are also in regular contact with community partners and elected leaders at all levels and appreciate their continued support.
We are excited to report that Fort Knox is being considered for several new missions. It is a testament to the dedicated leaders and workforce at Fort Knox and the supportive community of which so many of you are a part. While these mission decisions are months if not years away, it reminds us just how important it is that we do all we can to keep Fort Knox in the best position for growth opportunities through continued advocacy and community support. It is critical to our national defense and with an annual $4.8 billion economic impact, it is essential to our regional economy.
We wish you all the best for the rest of 2022. We hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends during this upcoming holiday season. Stay tuned for another exciting year in 2023.
Ray and Jim
Abound Credit Union
KRDA Board Chairman
Brig. Gen. (Ret)
Knox Regional Development Alliance