News Sections
Study Set On Camp Atterbury Economic Boost
Updated May 5, 2013 12:12 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(EDINBURGH) - An Indiana University professor is leading a study into the economic impact the thousands of additional soldiers training at Camp Atterbury has had on the surrounding area.

The Indiana National Guard asked for the study on the base near Edinburgh. Atterbury spokeswoman Joanna Bryant Caplette tells The Daily Journal that military leaders want information on the post's economic contribution in order to demonstrate its worth to elected officials.

Thousands of soldiers underwent training at Atterbury before deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and the Army is spending about $75 million on expansion projects there.

IU professor Barry Rubin says the impact study could help Atterbury get training assignments now at bases that will be closed.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File