The Blue Ribbon Task Force is a partnership of business, community and government leaders whose mission is to provide community-based support for Tobyhanna Army Depot, the largest industrial employer in the region. In response to the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, which evaluates every military facility in the country as a means of eliminating excess infrastructure, the Blue Ribbon Task Force was organized in 1992 by the NEPA Alliance in order to provide regional community support for the preservation and protection of Tobyhanna Army Depot. The Blue Ribbon Task Force, with the NEPA Alliance as its leadership coordinator and convener, works to tell the remarkable story of Tobyhanna Army Depot and its invaluable contribution to the nation’s defense and the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. It works closely with local, regional, state and federal agencies; the regional business community; development authorities and other key stakeholders to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of Tobyhanna Army Depot as a regional economic engine.