Los Angeles has missed the final cut for a U.S. Army procurement center headquarters, according to a media report.
Military.com reported on June 19 that Army Col. Patrick Seiber, spokesman for the U.S. Army Futures Command Task Force, confirmed to that publication that five cities were still under consideration for the procurement headquarters: Austin, Texas; Boston, Mass.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Philadelphia and Raleigh, N.C.
Los Angeles had been one of 15 candidate cities that made the first cut from among 30 contenders back in April; the region’s bid was led by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office.
The new U.S. Army contract procurement national headquarters would dispense hundreds of millions of dollars to contractors and work with nearby research universities to bring future technologies to the battlefield quickly.
A final decision on the host city could come as early as this week, Military.com reported.
For more on L.A.’s bid, please see L.A. Pursues New Army Post
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