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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 6, 2016

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Kicks Off Tour of Texas Military Installations

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar kicks off a tour of Texas military installations this month with visits to sites across the state. Hegar will tour facilities, meet with local officials and release the results of a study the Comptroller's office recently completed examining the economic impact of individual military bases.

The Good for Texas Tour: Military Edition begins June 8 with a stop at the Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso and ends July 11 at Naval Air Station Kingsville and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

"Texas has long been committed to our military bases and the personnel who call the Lone Star State home," Hegar said. "That’s why we’re often recognized for our military friendliness. From training troops and maintaining military equipment to caring for our wounded and overseeing defense contracts, our installations provide both economic and intangible benefits."

In all, these entities employ about 804,000 Texans in some capacity, contributing nearly $48 billion annually in disposable personal income for Texas taxpayers. Texas military bases are responsible for $136.4 billion in total economic output and contribute $81.3 billion annually to our gross state product.

For more information on the tour, including tour dates, go to the Comptroller's website.

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