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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 Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2019

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates the population directly affiliated with Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (NAS JRB Fort Worth) contributed at least $3.7 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 JRB Fort Worth to the Texas Economy, 2019
Contribution Value
Total direct employment 6,616
Total employment 3 20,042
Output 4 $3,793,927,000
Gross domestic product 5 $2,318,001,000
Disposable personal income 6 $1,273,247,000

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 JRB Fort Worth 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 Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth

1510 Chennault Ave
Fort Worth, Texas 76127

Installation Total Size (acreage - as reported): 23,000 acres

Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
Active Duty Army 12
Active Duty Navy & Marines 1,415
Active Duty Air Force 1,072
Active Duty Coast Guard 0
Active Duty National Guard 0
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 787
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 450
Army Reserve 84
Navy Reserve 1,040
Air Force Reserve 655
Coast Guard Reserve 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 0
Civilian Contractors, Total (staff) 292
Other Full-time Employees (not listed elsewhere) 774
Average Daily Student Load 35
Total Direct Employment 6,616

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 6,100
On-installation School Attendance 0
Off-installation School Attendance 4,877
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources (e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.) 40,400

Source: NAS JRB Fort Worth

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 Edward Spurlin, Community Planning Liaison Officer, NAS JRB Fort Worth, to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, Feb. 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 JRB Fort Worth; (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.