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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


Fort Bliss Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2019

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates the population directly affiliated with Fort Bliss contributed at least $25.6 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 Fort Bliss to the Texas Economy, 2019
Contribution Value
Total direct employment 47,045
Total employment 3 130,943
Output 4 $25,666,292,000
Gross domestic product 5 $15,624,050,000
Disposable personal income 6 $8,100,412,000

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

The Comptroller’s economic impact analysis represents a conservative estimate of the economic importance of Fort Bliss 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.

Fort Bliss

IMBL-PA, Building 15, Slater Road
Fort Bliss, Texas 79916

Installation Total Size (acreage - as reported): 1,120,000 acres

Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
Active Duty Army 25,777
Active Duty Navy & Marines 27
Active Duty Air Force 830
Active Duty Coast Guard 0
Active Duty National Guard 2,335
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 3,476
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 294
Army Reserve 0
Navy Reserve 0
Air Force Reserve 0
Coast Guard Reserve 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated 8
Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 379
Civilian Contractors, Total (staff) 3,484
Other Full-time Employees (not listed elsewhere) 5,260
Average Daily Student Load 5,175
Total Direct Employment 47,045

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 37,747
On-installation School Attendance 2,357
Off-installation School Attendance 8,308
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources (e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.) 32,935

Source: Fort Bliss

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 David Johnson, Management and Program Analyst, Fort Bliss, to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, Jan 7, 2020 and May 1, 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 Fort Bliss; (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.