The indirect impact of the BRAC actions on Arlington—though more indeterminate in nature than the direct impact to DoD civilian jobs—is substantial.  BRAC impacts a wide variety of small businesses, restaurants, retailers, hotels and other businesses located in Arlington that provide goods and services to the workers whose jobs are leaving Arlington.  The relocating jobs represent a significant portion of Arlington businesses' client bases.

Defense contractors and subcontractors will have to make critical operations, facilities and workforce decisions in order to continue supporting their Defense clients as they relocate from Arlington to military bases throughout the nation. 

Small businesses, retailers, and other service providers will lose thousands of current customers as the DoD civilian jobs associated with the relocating activities leave the County. 

Hotels face uncertainties about future DoD demand for meeting space and hotel rooms. 

Commercial developers, who own over 4 million square feet of office space currently occupied by BRAC'd DoD agencies, are looking to backfill vacated space while also considering redevelopment of aging building inventory.

Learn more about the BRAC Transition Center's resources and services for BRAC-impacted businesses.

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