Economic Development Post Demilitarization

Economic Impact Working Group Collaborative

KEF and the Blue Grass Area Development District prepared a report entitled: Kentucky Chemical Weapons Disposal Project Layoff Aversion Study as a first step towards planning for avoiding a negative economic reality post De-militarization. 

More recently KEF has brought together an experienced and diverse group of experts to develop specific plans to maintain a robust economy when the project ends. 

(Left To Right) Laura Keating Brannen, Government Affairs Manager-Bechtel Corporation /Keith Hennessey, President, Bechtel Enterprises /Barbara Rusinko, President, Nuclear, Security & Environmental – Bechtel Corporation/ U.S. Senate Majority Leader. Senator Mitch McConnell/ Craig Williams – Madison County Host Community Liaison and KY CAC-CDCAB

Economic Forecast

 Preliminary Transition Analysis

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP)

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) is a chemical weapons destruction facility built to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD), near Richmond, Kentucky. The plant is dedicated to the destruction of 523 short tons (474 t) of nerve agents sarin (GB) and VX, and mustard agent, which constitute about two percent of the United States chemical weapons stockpile.

See the report below for more information.

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