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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

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Corpus Christi Army DepotEstimated Contribution to the Texas Economy, 2015

At the request of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC), the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has analyzed the economic impact of Corpus Christi Army Depot on the Texas economy. The Comptroller estimates that Corpus Christi Army Depot contributed $2.5 billion to the Texas economy in 2015.

Data used in this analysis was provided by Corpus Christi Army Depot to the Comptroller’s staff. Exhibit 1 lists the data submitted by Corpus Christi Army Depot for the purposes of this analysis.

Exhibit 1
Data Provided by Corpus Christi Army Depot

Personnel Number of jobs Compensation
Federal military 8 $690,000
Federal civilian 3,262 $309,500,000
Non-federal civilian 827 $21,900,000
Dependents: 24
Items Operation costs
Materials and supplies $343,700,000
Utilities/sanitation $10,600,000
Management and professional support services $16,300,000
Contract services to support operations $175,600,000

Source: Corpus Christi Army Depot 1

Comptroller Data Analysis staff applied data submitted by Corpus Christi Army Depot as inputs using the REMI (Regional Economic Models, Inc.) model for the State of Texas to generate estimates of the installation’s contributions to state-level employment, gross domestic product, output and disposable personal income (Exhibit 2).2

Exhibit 2
Estimated Contributions of Corpus Christi Army Depot to the Texas Economy, 2015

Type Contribution
Total Employment 3 18,083
Output 4 $2,483,528,000
Gross domestic product 5 $1,579,541,000
Disposable personal income 6 $1,027,347,000

Source: REMI Model for Texas

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts recognizes that military installations impact the state economy in tangible ways that may be difficult to measure. Each installation’s distinctive characteristics contribute to the Texas economy but, while instrumental to the state’s economic growth, cannot always be quantified. Although the estimated contributions presented above provide a strong indicator of the economic importance of Corpus Christi Army Depot to Texas, the Comptroller acknowledges there is potential for additional positive economic impact to the state.


  • 1 Document emailed from Jose E. Rodriguez, Corpus Christi Army Depot, to Cary Dupuy, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, February 9, 2016.
  • 2Estimate inputs and assumptions include the following: (1) all data submitted is for 2015; (2) dependents are associated with Corpus Christi Army Depot; (3) non-federal employees provide professional services; and, (4) all economic impact is in Texas.
  • 3 "Total employment" refers to both direct and indirect employment.
  • 4 "Output" refers to the total value of all goods and services (both final and intermediate) produced in Texas.
  • 5 "Gross domestic product" refers to the total value of all final goods and services produced in Texas.
  • 6 "Disposable personal income" refers to post-income-tax income.

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