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Base Closure Threat Not Expected to Hit Home

ECONOMY: Area Seen as 'Relatively Safe;' Strategic Value Is on the Increase

Mike Allen, SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Monday, May 28, 2012

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“It (BRAC) could be part of a compromise in the House (of Representatives) that calls for delaying sequestration and that ‘poison pill,’” said Erik Bruvold, president of National University System Institute for Policy Research. “It could happen after the election in late 2012 or in early 2013.”

Bruvold was on a local committee involved in the last BRAC process in 2005, which left San Diego largely unscathed in terms of facility subtractions. The area lost a medical training unit based at Balboa Hospital but gained a group of mine sweeping ships, so it was really a net gain for the region, Bruvold said.