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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

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Goodfellow Air Force Base Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2019

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates the population directly affiliated with Goodfellow AFB contributed at least $4.5 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 Goodfellow AFB to the Texas Economy, 2019
Contribution Value
Total direct employment 8,309
Total employment 3 21,410
Output 4 $4,538,086,000
Gross domestic product 5 $2,747,458,000
Disposable personal income 6 $1,253,609,000

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

The Comptroller’s economic impact analysis represents a conservative estimate of the economic importance of Goodfellow AFB 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.

Goodfellow Air Force Base

351 Kearney Blvd,
Goodfellow AFB
San Angelo, TX 76908

Installation Total Size (acreage - as reported): 1,235 acres

Employment
Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
FULL-TIME DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Active Duty Army 645
Active Duty Navy & Marines 598
Active Duty Air Force 2,989
Active Duty Coast Guard 4
Active Duty National Guard 21
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 637
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 4
PART-TIME DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Army Reserve 0
Navy Reserve 0
Air Force Reserve 0
Coast Guard Reserve 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 80
OTHER
Civilian Contractors, Total (staff) 323
Other Full-time Employees (not listed elsewhere) 0
Average Daily Student Load 3,008
Total Direct Employment 8,309

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 1,388
On-installation School Attendance 0
Off-installation School Attendance 1,000
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources (e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.) 4,000

Source: Goodfellow AFB


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 Charles Rehburg, XP, Chief of Staff, Goodfellow AFB, to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, Feb. 19, 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 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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