Corps research facility in Vicksburg sees growth spurt

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Research and Development Center is about to go through another growth spurt similar to the 1960s, the Vicksburg Post reported. People working at the facility will be looking for homes, particularly in the Vicksburg/Warren County area, the center’s commander said.

“ERDC is about to go through another heyday,” ERDC commander Col. Bryan Green told a gathering at the Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce last week.

“I’m hiring 800 people over the next five years. I’ve already hired 100 this year and they’ve got to have homes. They have to have some place to go.”

Green’s presentation to the group included a description of what ERDC does and a plea to developers and contractors to meet with bankers and make plans to build subdivisions and other housing developments to accommodate the increase of people coming in.