Brooks City Base has implemented a program to incentivize employees to live closer to work. The program offers staff $2,400 annually for renting within three miles of Brooks City Base. Staff members who purchase within the three-mile radius qualify for a one-time incentive of $3,600.
Brooks City Base officials have implemented this program in an effort to reduce traffic and also spark further business development in this redeveloping area. These incentives are being offered to the more than 30 employees of Brooks Development Authority.
There are several multi-family developments recently completed or under construction on and around Brooks City Base. The qualifying area also includes the Mission Del Lago community, single-family homes and multi-family units developed around the Mission Del Lago golf course
Although the details differ, the program is similar to what the Spurs Sports and Entertainment organization implemented in 2014 for its 350 full time employees. Both programs are thought to be additional methods to catalyze urban growth.