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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


Naval Air Station Corpus Christi Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2019

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates the population directly affiliated with Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi contributed at least $2.7 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 NAS Corpus Christi to the Texas Economy, 2019
Contribution Value
Total direct employment 4,782
Total employment 3 15,261
Output 4 $2,795,340,000
Gross domestic product 5 $1,699,387,000
Disposable personal income 6 $905,711,000

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

The Comptroller’s economic impact analysis represents a conservative estimate of the economic importance of NAS Corpus Christi 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.

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi

11001 D Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78417

Installation Total Size (acreage - as reported): 5,662 acres

Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
Active Duty Army 4
Active Duty Navy & Marines 1,562
Active Duty Air Force 0
Active Duty Coast Guard 0
Active Duty National Guard 407
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 881
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 241
Army Reserve 0
Navy Reserve 20
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) 937
Other Full-time Employees (not listed elsewhere) 15
Average Daily Student Load 715
Total Direct Employment 4,782

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 748
On-installation School Attendance 0
Off-installation School Attendance 648
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources (e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.) 0

Source: NAS Corpus Christi

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 Ben Polak, Community Planning Liaison Officer, NAS Corpus Christi, to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, March 10, 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 NAS Corpus Christi; (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.