This place is *booming*: nearly 13% job growth since 2000, nearly all high tech jobs in aerospace and defense. FY09 budgets for tenant commands at the U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal total nearly $30 Billion, with more than 36,000 government employees and another 30,000 industry.
Congressman Zach Wamp [R-TN 3rd] is already on the scene, as a tireless advocate for the "Innovation Valley" of East Tennessee, and Senators Alexander, Sessions and Corker are due later in the week.
Oh, and a keynote address tomorrow morning by Dr. T.P.M. Barnett.