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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas

Military Snapshot / 2021

Texas military installations play a vital role in strategic national defense and provide significant benefits to the state economy. These bases support local businesses and create jobs in a wide variety of industries. The U.S. Department of Defense maintains 14 bases throughout Texas, covering more than 1.4 million acres.

Ten of the Comptroller’s twelve economic regions include a U.S. military installation. Military bases in the state support about 235,000 direct jobs and contribute more than $67.6 billion to Texas’ gross domestic product annually.

They support an estimated 622,000 Texas workers in some capacity, contributing about $42.3 billion in disposable personal income.


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Texas' U.S. Military Bases; Map of the 14 bases in the study.

2021 ESTIMATED CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TEXAS ECONOMY


235,184

Direct
Employment


Direct and Indirect Employment
622,790


$42.3 Billion

Disposable
Personal
Income



$114.2 Billion

Output


Gross Domestic Product

$67.6 Billion


Employment, Output and
Disposable Personal
Income

Installation Direct
Employment
Total
Employment
Output
(in thousands)
Gross Domestic
Product
(in thousands)
Disposable
Personal Income
(in thousands)
Army Futures Command 833 2,201 $371,423 $224,300 $156,737
Corpus Christi Army Depot 3,191 9,344 $1,404,507 $845,791 $641,597
Dyess AFB 5,533 16,098 $3,040,516 $1,792,594 $1,148,538
Ellington Field JRB  414 1,203 $217,681 $128,750 $85,043
Fort Bliss 46,971 120,799 $22,944,253 $13,557,057 $7,969,926
Fort Hood 55,374 160,933 $28,886,145 $16,967,542 $11,224,637
Goodfellow AFB 9,690 23,897 $4,744,642 $2,801,133 $1,533,659
Joint Base San Antonio 82,639 211,213 $39,168,304 $23,315,990 $14,403,968
Laughlin AFB 3,290 8,694 $1,592,240 $946,857 $595,740
NAS Corpus Christi 8,395 19,815 $3,356,238 $2,010,506 $1,311,338
NAS JRB Fort Worth 5,199 15,164 $2,696,550 $1,589,164 $1,068,397
NAS Kingsville 1,647 4,442 $751,525 $450,613 $295,946
Red River Army Depot 3,370 9,059 $1,343,386 $812,263 $619,407
Sheppard AFB 8,638 19,928 $3,675,309 $2,183,933 $1,236,660
Statewide totals 235,184 622,790 $114,192,719 $67,626,493 $42,291,593



To see more detailed information on each of these installations, visit:

Published July 2022
Sources: Texas Military Preparedness Commission; the various U.S. Military bases in Texas; REMI; Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


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