“We do not know for certain what the cuts will entail for any organization specifically until they occur,” Bucshon said in a statement. “That being said, I will continue to work closely with Crane as I have in the past to help. There is no doubt that these cuts proposed by the president are irresponsible and should be replaced.”
Another aspect of the specter of the sequester cuts is the impact of jobs at the WestGate @ Crane Tech Park. Hiring at the 1,600-job technology park has been slow while waiting for the other budgetary shoe to drop, and layoffs could be likely.
Greg Jones, interim director for the WestGate @ Crane Authority, said that many of the contractors are waiting to see what happens.