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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 Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2017

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts analyzed the economic impact of Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base (NAS Fort Worth JRB) on the Texas economy at the request of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC). The Comptroller estimates that population directly affiliated with NAS Fort Worth JRB contributed at least $3.95 billion to the Texas economy in 2017.[1]

NAS Fort Worth JRB 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 NAS Fort Worth JRB.

Estimated Contribution of Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base to the Texas Economy, 2017
Metric Value
Total direct employment 9,955
Total employment [3] 26,206
Output [4] $3,945,274,000
Gross domestic product [5] $2,383,640,000
Disposable personal income [6] $1,628,339,000

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 NAS Fort Worth JRB 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. Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base provided the following data, which were used for the analysis.

Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base

1510 Chennault Ave
Fort Worth, Texas 76127
Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
Active Duty Army 39
Active Duty Navy & Marines 2,541
Active Duty Air Force 186
Active Duty Coast Guard 2
Active Duty National Guard 61
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 1,966
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 205
Army Reserve 78
Navy Reserve 195
Air Force Reserve 49
Coast Guard Reserve 330
Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated 0
Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 0
Contractors, Total (staff) 4,279
Average Daily Student Load 24
Total Direct Employment 9,955

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 6,100
On-installation School Attendance 0
Off-installation School Attendance 4,224
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 Mike Branum, Community Planning Liaison Officer - NAS Fort Worth JRB to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, March 28, 2018; interview with Chuck Witta, P.E., Deputy Public Works Officer - NAS Fort Worth JRB, May 9, 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 Fort Worth NAS; (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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