At the request of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC), the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has analyzed the economic impact of Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base (JRB) on the Texas economy. The Comptroller estimates that Ellington Field JRB contributed $777.2 million to the Texas economy in 2015.
Data used in this analysis was provided by Ellington Field JRB to the TMPC, which forwarded it to the Comptroller’s Data Analysis staff. Exhibit 1 lists the data submitted by Ellington Field JRB for the purposes of this analysis.
Data submitted to Texas Military Preparedness Commission:
Data submitted to Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts:
Source: Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base 2
Comptroller Data Analysis staff applied data submitted by Ellington Field JRB 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). 3
|Total employment 4||4,155|
|Gross domestic product 6||$452,059,000|
|Disposable personal income 7||$259,880,000|
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 Ellington Field JRB to Texas, the Comptroller acknowledges there is potential for additional positive economic impact to the state.