Construction At Westover Boosts Air Base's Economic Impact

Oct 31, 2017

Credit WAMC

   Pentagon budget cuts have affected the Westover Air Force Reserve Base for the last several years, but its economic impact in western Massachusetts remains strong.

   An annual report estimates the military base contributed $212 million to the region’s economy through salaries and local purchases of goods and services. 

   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Biscoe, the acting chief of public affairs at the base.