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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Detroit Association of Business Economists


On November 20, 2014, the National Association of Business Economists will be pleased to present Colonel Ronald Shun, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, to discuss: The Importance of TACOM/LCMC to the Economy of Southeast Michigan.

Through September 15, 2014 TACOM LCMC awarded $4.2 billion in contracts, with $1.4 billion going to Michigan-based companies. The facility, which is located at the site of the former Warren Armory, employees 6,700 civilian workers with a payroll of $627 million. This is a sizable footprint in the region. Along with discussing the Command’s economic impact on the region, Colonel Shun will discuss some of the Command’s core competencies, diversity of product lines, and the role TACOM LCMC plays in the nation’s military. Further, with the impending retirement of both Carl Levin, Chair of the Armed Services Committee, and Congressman John Dingle, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since December 13, 1955 (almost 60 years), should we be concerned about Michigan’s loss of influence in Washington as it pertains to this Command? In order to better understand these important issues, please join the Detroit Association of Business Economists on Thursday, November 20, 2014, for what I believe will be another excellent discussion. The meeting will begin with registration and lunch at 11:30AM and our speaker will begin promptly at noon. The event will take place at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, located in downtown Detroit.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch
1600 East Warren Ave. Detroit, Michigan

Cost:              $25 forMembers and guest, and $20 Students
For more information email Katherine Nelson at katherine.nelson@chi.frb.org or call her at (313) 964-6170.

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