Employment Brief: The Potential Closure of the Groton Submarine Base

Back • Publication Date: June 27th, 2005

Authors: Douglas Hall, PhD

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This brief examines the employment impact of the proposed closure of the Groton submarine base. Among the findings: Connecticut’s projected losses through the Base Realignment and Closure Commission process account for 68% of the direct job loss projected for the 50 states. This high percent of the job loss is strikingly out of proportion to the 1.2% Connecticut’s population represents of the national population.