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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


Dyess Air Force Base Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2019

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates the population directly affiliated with Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) contributed at least $3.8 billion to the Texas economy in 2019.1

Working with the Texas Military Preparedness Commission, the Comptroller’s office collected data from each of the state’s 14 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

Estimated Contribution of Dyess AFB to the Texas Economy, 2019
Contribution Value
Total direct employment 6,005
Total employment 3 19,200
Output 4 $3,836,359,000
Gross domestic product 5 $2,328,289,000
Disposable personal income 6 $1,214,864,000

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

The Comptroller’s economic impact analysis represents a conservative estimate of the economic importance of Dyess AFB to Texas. Each installation’s distinctive characteristics contribute to the Texas economy in different ways. This analysis uses a consistent model to determine the economic impact of each of the state’s military installations to the state’s economic growth.

Dyess Air Force Base

7 Lancer Loop, Suite 107
Abilene, TX 79607

Installation Total Size (acreage - as reported): 6,972 acres

Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
Active Duty Army 0
Active Duty Navy & Marines 9
Active Duty Air Force 4,765
Active Duty Coast Guard 0
Active Duty National Guard 261
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 389
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 174
Army Reserve 0
Navy Reserve 11
Air Force Reserve 0
Coast Guard Reserve 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated 22
Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 45
Civilian Contractors, Total (staff) 103
Other Full-time Employees (not listed elsewhere) 57
Average Daily Student Load 169
Total Direct Employment 6,005

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 5,111
On-installation School Attendance 0
Off-installation School Attendance 2,878
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources (e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.) 3,546

Source: Dyess Air Force Base

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 Matthew Daniels, Commander, 7th Comptroller Squadron, Dyess AFB, to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, Feb. 24, 2020; and additional clarification interviews.
  2. Estimate inputs and assumptions include the following: (1) all data submitted is for 2019; (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.