Washington, D.C. – Following a push from Pennsylvania’s congressional leaders, the City of Philadelphia has been selected as one of the final five potential host cities for the new Army Futures Command. U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), alongside U.S. Representatives Bob Brady (D-PA-1), Ryan Costello (R-PA-6), Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13), Dwight Evans (D-PA-2), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8) led a number of their colleagues in penning a letter to the Under Secretary of the Army which outlined the strength of the city’s application and Philadelphia’s place as a technology, defense, academic, and research hub.
“When the Army conducts its site visit to Philadelphia, they will see that our city is the ideal home for the new Army Futures Command due to the talented workforce, proximity to DC and other key Army assets, and high quality of life,” said Senator Casey. “The area’s Congressional delegation strongly supports Philadelphia’s bid to host this important new command, which will help accelerate Army innovation, research, and acquisition in support of our warfighters.”
“I am glad to see that Philadelphia has been named one of the five finalists for the headquarters of the Army Futures Command,” said Senator Toomey. “With a skilled workforce, world class facilities, a thriving technological and industrial base, and a number of the world’s leading universities, there is no doubt that Philadelphia is an ideal location for this headquarters.”
A number of representatives from New Jersey and Delaware joined the Pennsylvania delegation in this effort.
A copy of the representatives’ letter can be found here.