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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on Army Futures Command Location Announcement

July 13, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Army Futures Command will be headquartered in Austin, Texas.

The Twin Cities metro region put together an incredible bid for the Army Futures Command headquarters.  I want to thank Governor Dayton, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Greater MSP, the University of Minnesota, and every state and local official involved in the effort. 

The fact that the Twin Cities was a finalist out of fifteen regions shows that our metro area is filled with brilliant innovators, tremendous research capacity, and that we are able to compete against anyone.  Congratulations to Austin, Texas on their successful bid.