Peoria mayor urges Luke Air Force Base support

By January 17, 2010News

Peoria Mayor Bob Barrett called on residents to show their support for Luke Air Force Base during his State of the City address at the Peoria Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week.

Barrett said Luke, which generates $2 billion a year, is an important economic engine for the West Valley and that its survival hinges on landing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

“If you think we have a foreclosure problem now, if we lose Luke, it will be absolutely terrible,” he said.

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