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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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Dyess Air Force Base Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2017

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts analyzed the economic impact of Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) on the Texas economy at the request of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC). The Comptroller estimates that population directly affiliated with Dyess AFB contributed at least $2.64 billion to the Texas economy in 2017.[1]

Dyess AFB provided the data used in this analysis to the TMPC. Starting with this information, the Comptroller's office collected additional data from each of the state’s 13 U.S. military installations using a survey designed to ensure consistency in determining the total direct and indirect contribution of the base’s populations to state-level employment, gross domestic product, output and disposable personal income.[2] Below is the economic contribution derived from these data of the population associated with Dyess AFB.

Estimated Contribution of Dyess Air Force Base to the Texas Economy, 2017
Metric Value
Total direct employment 5,185
Total employment [3] 15,119
Output [4] $2,637,973,000
Gross domestic product [5] $1,610,623,000
Disposable personal income [6] $973,417,000

Source: Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) - model for Texas

Although the estimated total contributions presented above provide a strong indicator of the economic importance of Dyess AFB to Texas, the Comptroller acknowledges there is potential for additional positive economic impact to the state. Each installation’s distinctive characteristics contribute to the Texas economy but, while instrumental to the state’s economic growth, cannot always be precisely quantified. Dyess Air Force Base provided the following data, which were used for the analysis.

Dyess Air Force Base

7 Lancer Loop, Suite 107
Abilene, TX 79607
Employment
Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
FULL-TIME DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Active Duty Army 0
Active Duty Navy & Marines 0
Active Duty Air Force 4455
Active Duty Coast Guard 0
Active Duty National Guard 1
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 387
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 106
PART-TIME DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Army Reserve 6
Navy Reserve 0
Air Force Reserve 80
Coast Guard Reserve 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated 40
Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 5
OTHER
Contractors, Total (staff) 35
Average Daily Student Load 70
Total Direct Employment 5,185

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 5,498
On-installation School Attendance 1
Off-installation School Attendance 5,139
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources
(e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.)
2,500

End Notes

  1. This study represents an analysis of the economic impact of the population and employees directly affiliated with the base. This includes active duty, visiting, and other military personnel, dependents, civilian employees and contractors directly affiliated with the base – as reported in documents emailed from Major Jeffrey Carter, Dyess AFB, to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, Feb. 1, 2018; and additional clarification interviews.
  2. Estimate inputs and assumptions include the following: (1) all data submitted is for 2017; (2) input includes full-time, permanent employees and a full-time equivalent (FTE) for any part-time employees; (3) dependents are associated with Dyess AFB; (4) all economic impact is within 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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