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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


Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2019

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates the population directly affiliated with Ellington Field JRB contributed at least $470 millionto 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 Ellington Field JRB to the Texas Economy, 2019
Contribution Value
Total direct employment 753
Total employment 3 2,323
Output 4 $470,506,000
Gross domestic product 5 $285,945,000
Disposable personal income 6 $143,372,000

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

The Comptroller’s economic impact analysis represents a conservative estimate of the economic importance of Ellington Field JRB 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.

Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base

14657 Sneider Street
Houston, TX 77034


Installation Total Size (acreage - as reported): 213 acres

Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
Active Duty Army 0
Active Duty Navy & Marines 0
Active Duty Air Force 0
Active Duty Coast Guard 0
Active Duty National Guard 348
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 95
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 0
Army Reserve 183
Navy Reserve 0
Air Force Reserve 122
Coast Guard Reserve 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 0
Civilian Contractors, Total (staff) 1
Other Full-time Employees (not listed elsewhere) 0
Average Daily Student Load 4
Total Direct Employment 753

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 483
On-installation School Attendance 0
Off-installation School Attendance 355
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources (e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.) 69,531

Source: Ellington Field Joint Reserve 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 Colonel Andrew Camacho, Vice Commander, Ellington Field JRB, to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, March 16, 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 Ellington Field JRB; (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.