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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


Joint Base San Antonio Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2019

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates the population directly affiliated with Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) contributed at least $41.3 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 JBSA to the Texas Economy, 2019
Contribution Value
Total direct employment 73,707
Total employment 3 210,998
Output 4 $41,325,690,000
Gross domestic product 5 $25,199,812,000
Disposable personal income 6 $12,969,748,000

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

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

Joint Base San Antonio

2080 Wilson Way
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston,Texas 78234

Installation Total Size (acreage - as reported): 45,040 acres

Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
Active Duty Army 10,975
Active Duty Navy & Marines 3,850
Active Duty Air Force 17,884
Active Duty Coast Guard 122
Active Duty National Guard 1,254
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 23,835
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 139
Army Reserve 13
Navy Reserve 1
Air Force Reserve 11
Coast Guard Reserve 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 1,153
Civilian Contractors, Total (staff) 0
Other Full-time Employees (not listed elsewhere) 0
Average Daily Student Load 14,470
Total Direct Employment 73,707

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 18,863
On-installation School Attendance 4,064
Off-installation School Attendance 1,942
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources (e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.) 0

Source: Joint Base San Antonio

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 Valerie Ramirez, 502 ABW/CI – Community Initiatives, JBSA, to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, March 9, 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 JBSA; (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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