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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


Army Futures Command Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2019

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates the population directly affiliated with the Army Futures Command contributed at least $359 million 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 the Army Futures Command to the Texas Economy, 2019
Contribution Value
Total direct employment 586
Total employment 3 2,342
Output 4 $359,285,000
Gross domestic product 5 $222,627,000
Disposable personal income 6 $135,789,000

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

The Comptroller’s economic impact analysis represents a conservative estimate of the economic importance of the Army Futures Command 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.

Army Futures Command

University of Texas System Building
210 West 7th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Installation Total Size (acreage - as reported): 2 acres.

Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
Active Duty Army 100
Active Duty Navy & Marines 0
Active Duty Air Force 0
Active Duty Coast Guard 0
Active Duty National Guard 46
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 242
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 0
Army Reserve 3
Navy Reserve 0
Air Force Reserve 0
Coast Guard Reserve 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 0
Civilian Contractors, Total (staff) 193
Other Full-time Employees (not listed elsewhere) 2
Average Daily Student Load 0
Total Direct Employment 586

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 345
On-installation School Attendance 0
Off-installation School Attendance 115
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources (e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.) 0

Source: Army Futures Command

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 Hamilton Lopezcruz, Marketing Integration Officer, Army Futures Command, to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, March 17, 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 the Army Futures Command; (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.