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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


Goodfellow Air Force Base Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2017

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts analyzed the economic impact of Goodfellow Air Force Base (AFB) on the Texas economy at the request of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC). The Comptroller estimates that population directly affiliated with Goodfellow AFB contributed at least $3.38 billion to the Texas economy in 2017.[1]

Goodfellow AFB provided the data used in this analysis to the TMPC. Starting with this information, the Comptroller's office collected additional data from each of the state’s 13 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] Below is the economic contribution derived from these data of the population associated with Goodfellow AFB.

Estimated Contribution of Goodfellow AFB to the Texas Economy, 2017
Metric Value
Total direct employment 7,021
Total employment [3] 19,258
Output [4] $3,376,648,000
Gross domestic product [5] $2,063,083,000
Disposable personal income [6] $1,197,065,000

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

Although the estimated total contributions presented above provide a strong indicator of the economic importance of Goodfellow AFB to Texas, the Comptroller acknowledges there is potential for additional positive economic impact to the state. Each installation’s distinctive characteristics contribute to the Texas economy but, while instrumental to the state’s economic growth, cannot always be precisely quantified. Goodfellow Air Force Base provided the following data, which were used for the analysis.

Goodfellow Air Force Base

351 Kearney Blvd,
Goodfellow AFB
San Angelo, TX 76908
Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
Active Duty Army 1,044
Active Duty Navy & Marines 91
Active Duty Air Force 2,458
Active Duty Coast Guard 0
Active Duty National Guard 0
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 752
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 193
Army Reserve 0
Navy Reserve 0
Air Force Reserve 29
Coast Guard Reserve 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 29
Contractors, Total (staff) 85
Average Daily Student Load 2,340
Total Direct Employment 7,021

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 1,893
On-installation School Attendance 0
Off-installation School Attendance 601
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources
(e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.)

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 Charlie Rehburg, Director of Straff – 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow AFB, to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, Jan. 30, 2018 ; and additional clarification interviews.
  2. Estimate inputs and assumptions include the following: (1) all data submitted is for 2017; (2) input includes full-time, permanent employees and a full-time equivalent (FTE) for any part-time employees; (3) dependents are associated with Goodfellow 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.

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