Guam Buildup News

Guam Buildup News and Updates

The Guam Buildup is Unofficially Underway.

Construction projects for the Guam buildup have begun. The buildup will provide support facilities for the relocation of approximately 5,000 Marines and their families from Okinawa, Japan. The massive, gradual relocation operation will create 20 years worth of population growth in Guam over the course of five years and result in an investment of more than $23.9 billion according to some estimates.

DeWitt Guam knows that planning is an important key to managing large projects. This update page is to Make it Easy and help keep you informed about the buildup construction news that may affect you and your business. Bookmark this page or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for information on new articles as they are added.

H-2B foreign worker visa denials continue to challenge officials. How are tax refunds and war reparations interrelated with the Guam buildup? – The Guam Daily Post

 

7/13/2017

“With 122,749 tourist arrivals, June 2017 was the best June on record for Guam tourism.” Read More: Pacific Daily News

Watch a video on The Guam Department of Labor’s most recent Economic Outlook report for 2018

7/11/2017

“S&P Global Ratings has affirmed the Guam International Airport Authority’s long-standing ‘BBB’ bond rating and described its outlook as stable.” The S&P considers the construction and increase in population expected from the buildup positive for economic growth. Read More: Pacific Daily News

7/1/2017

The military has revised the scale of the planned buildup, decreasing plans by 654 acres. – The Guam Daily Post

5/10/2017

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R) introduced a  state-based visa pilot program which would allow states to control their foreign-worker visa programs. Though non-self-governing territories aren’t mentioned, the bill – if passed – could give Guam the power to hire more foreign workers. – The Guam Daily Post

4/10/2017

4/7/2017

H-2B foreign worker visa denials continue to challenge officials. How are tax refunds and war reparations interrelated with the Guam buildup? – The Guam Daily Post

4/7/2017

H-2B foreign worker visa denials continue to challenge officials. How are tax refunds and war reparations interrelated with the Guam buildup? – The Guam Daily Post

3/2/2017

Guam’s under 300 foreign workers is a huge decrease from the roughly 1,500 the island typically has on H-2 visas. Guam governor warns of “economic catastrophe” as a result of H-2 denials. – Marianas Variety

1/17/2017

Judge says H2B denials could shut down military buildup – Pacific Daily News

1/4/2017
As we approach inauguration day some questions are being answered but there is still plenty of uncertainty. – The Guam Daily Post
12/30/2016
The Guam real estate market heats up. – Pacific Daily News
12/18/2016
Given recent developments in China and the U.S political climate, will the Guam buildup be bolstered? – Pacific Daily News
11/20/2016
The Guam Daily Post takes a look at how President-Elect Trump initiatives could affect Guam – The Guam Daily Post
10/16/2016
Construction of the 70,000-square-foot $54 million aviation support and maintenance hangar at Andersen Air Force Base is 57 percent complete. – Pacific Daily News