The $612 million annual economic impact from the local Air Force base is a boost for Wayne County.
Rick Sumner, the Chair of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee, went through the relationship between the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the local community during last week’s State of the Military.
He says the goal is to be the best defense community in America for the best fighter wing in the nation.
Sumner says the MAC supports the base with the Friends of Seymour program.
The Friends of Seymour can promote the needs of Seymour Johnson – including local zoning, education and infrastructure – with the congressional delegation.
Sumner talked about the Seymour Savings Military Discount Program which offers discounts at about 100 local retailers for military members and their families.
The State of the Military was held Tuesday, August 24th at the Goldsboro Event Center.
The State of the Military is an annual update put together by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and its Military Affairs Committee.