The Commonwealth of Virginia leads the nation in defense spending at nearly $60 billion per year, which accounts for nearly 14% of Virginia’s gross domestic product.  Matrix has worked for VDA since June 2014 and is providing professional consultation to assist the Office of the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs (VDA) to sustain the current set of military missions and identify growth opportunities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Matrix has developed two strategic plans for VDA based upon analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for their 29 military installations and communities.  Both the 2014 and 2019 plans included specific, actionable recommendations for the Commonwealth to pursue.  Matrix continues to assist with executing the recommendations and providing strategic and economic analysis when requested.