Furloughs for about 15,000 Robins Air Force Base employees start July 8.
They will have to take up to 11 unpaid days through the end of September.
It's a result of the across the board federal budget cuts know as the sequester.
The 21st Century Partnership says the furloughs equal about a 20-percent drop in pay for the remainder of the fiscal year for those workers. They estimate that reduction will have a $50 million impact on Central Georgia's economy.
The Robins employees will feel the pinch, and the Partnership says, so will many others. That's why they are organizing a fair to help.
21st Century Partnership CEO Bob McMahon told a crowd at the organization's quarterly meeting Thursday, that the furloughs will have a "trickle down" effect on the rest of the region.
Businessman Wayne Lowe, who was at the meeting, said he already knows the affects of military spending cuts in the past year.
Lowe said, "We've seen a decrease in military contracts, which equates to them moving out of the local community."
Many moved out of the office spaces he owns. Lowe owns 300,000 square feet of office space, and says in the last year, a third of it became vacant.
He said, "That equates to about 500 employees no longer in the Middle Georgia area."
Lowe says he saw another sign of a weakening economy at his car dealership last week. That's when Robins furlough notices went out.
He said, "It was a like faucet being cut off. We had no business for three days."
Chief Operating Officer of the 21st Century Partnership, Chrissy Miner, believes people are spending less ahead of the furloughs and need help planning.
That's why she says the Partnership planned S.H.A.R.E.
Miner said it stands for, "Sharing Help Assistance and Resources for Everyone, and let me underscore everyone."
She emphasized everyone, believing fewer dollars spent by 15,000 Robins employees, will take a bite out of other people's budgets, too.
The June 15 event will combine regional community resources.
Miner said, "Looking at your mental health, your financial strength, planning for future cuts in your budget."
She says they are doing it with the hope of keeping the community on track, ahead of what could be a financially tough few months for thousands.
The S.H.A.R.E. event is Saturday, June 15 at the Galleria Mall Conference Center in Centerville.
It's free and again, open to everyone, not just Robins employees. It starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.
People wanting more information about the event can send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.