Sat, 08 Apr 2017 01:11:09 +0000425th Economic Impact( KTUU - TV )http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/6864248?cpt=8&wpid=2637KTUU say this is big news for them, especially because the state is in a recession. here's the impact of the decision. outside shot-pot under with sandwich making for about 9- dollars... you can get lunch at pita pit... let me add any military discount awesome get in line behind the soldiers. who make up about 70 percent of the business here. nat? i can't say enough how thankful i am the soldiers are sticking around and that's a big deal, in a state already feeling the effects of a recession. def. we are feeling it i've talked to friends in varying business i've heard of business being down as far as like 30 to 40 percent numbers wise i know for us we're about 20 percent a lot of other restaurants i'm talking to are roughly the same as well so its been a rough year so when the army announced that 2,500-soldiers, and their families would continue to be stationed here a lot of business owners knew the financial cuts they've felt... cuting sandwich nat might not be as bad as they were afraid of. the more troops the more people staying within anc the more disposable incoming staying within anc the better for business small large everywhere some of the 4-25th will deploy to afghanistan later this year, but in the meantime the mayor says he's glad the group will be here. it means we're going to be able to keep our neighbors and friends here close at hand and thats great for us its an important part of anc as a community its also an important part of anc economy so moving ahead that gives us a firm leg to stand on a firm financial leg... needed especially now. and here to talk about the numbers behind that economic impact is bill popp, the president and ceo of the anchorage economic development corporation.