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The City of Tacoma has proclaimed November 12th through the 16th to be Joint Base Lewis-McChord Week, in recognition of the impact of the base on our region and to celebrate the people of JBLM and all that they bring to our community.

From left to right: Snehal Gadekar, Pooja Sheth, Navin Sekar, Margo Bergman, Bill Adamson, Ali Dehghani

Master of Science Business Analytics Applied Project Team Members

The City of Tacoma Proclaimed Nov. 11-17On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the Center for Business Analytics (CBA) at University of WashingtonTacoma received the Milgard School of Business's first proclamation from City of Tacoma. CBA working with student, researchers, and community members solicited and managed an economic impact analysis outlining  Joint Base Lewis McChord's (JBLM) contribution to the community. The South Sound Military and Communities Partnership ()SSMCP) was established in 2010 to foster effective communication and understanding between Joint Base Lewis-McChord and surrounding communities in the South Sound Region and to help orchestrate unified approaches to resolving issues of mutual interest. More than 55 state, county, city, community, business, education and military organizations are SSMCP members. The project captured Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s value to neighboring communities and Washington state. This student led project was one of 9 CBA Applied Projects (CBA’s Students-as-Innovators Program) in the Master of Science in Business Analytics program which partners student teams with business worked with faculty researh to identify economic multiplier and calculate the effect of marginal propensity to consume (mpc) on transportation, healthcare, education, and housing presenting thier findings to community leaders in May of 2018. 

Project Title:
Economic Impact Analysis of Joint Base Lewis - McChord

Sponsor Organization:
South Sound Military Community Partnership

Project solicitation, management & technology support:
Center for Business Analytics, Milgard School of Business

The Chancellor’s Blog
JBLM Northwest Gaurdian
South Sound Military and Community Partnership
Denny Heck Blog
Tacoma Economic Development Board Presentation

Student Team

  • Pooja Sheth
  • Snehal Gadekar
  • Navin Sekar
  • Ali Dehghani

Faculty Advisors

  • Margo Bergman
  • Haluk Demirkan
  • Milgard School of Business

CBA Staff

  • Jaime Core
  • Nick Butler
  • Erica Howard

MSBA support:

  • Ellen Hermansen
Written by: 
Nick Butler / December 9, 2018
Media contact: 

Jaime Core