The purpose of the Military and Defense Economic Ombudsman shall be to coordinate
and implement a strategy to fortify and ensure the economic vitality of the United
States military installations in this State and to improve the economic environment
for the defense industry in this State, in the face of evolving defense needs, by
fostering productive interactions between federal, State, and local governments and
overseeing efforts to position the State's military installations as hubs of development,
innovation, and economic growth. It shall be the duty of the ombudsman to:
a. identify the strengths and vulnerabilities of, and threats to, the current and
future viability of the State's military installations in the context of changing
defense plans and economic development needs;
b. evaluate, report on, and recommend strategies and best practices to improve economic
outcomes for the State's military installations and defense industry;
c. promote and facilitate a coordinated approach to economic development related to
the State's military installations and the industries that support them;
d. promote opportunities for defense industry investments, work to create defense
industry clusters at each military installation, and recommend significant development
projects that would support the State's defense industry;
e. develop productive relationships with the various governmental, industry, and community
stakeholders involved in promoting the success of the State's military installations;
f. disseminate information on the attributes and benefits of the State's military
installations which make them attractive to current and future defense planning, business
investment, and economic growth; and
g. undertake any other duty consistent with the ombudsman's purpose and deemed appropriate
by the Adjutant General.
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