Editorial: Extensive data can gauge Atterbury effect

There should be no doubt of the enormous effect the investment by the Pentagon and Indiana National Guard in upgrading training facilities at Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center has had on the area.

Visual reports coupled with anecdotal evidence point to a ripple effect of several million dollars.

In fact, there are some corroborated statistics that speak to mega-millions in expenditures by the federal and state governments.

  • The annual budgets for the two facilities in the area top an estimated $123 million, and that does not include salaries.

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