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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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Red River Army Depot Economic Impact on the Texas Economy, 2017

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts analyzed the economic impact of Red River Army Depot on the Texas economy at the request of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC). The Comptroller estimates that population directly affiliated with Red River Army Depot contributed at least $1.55 billion to the Texas economy in 2017.[1]

Red River Army Depot 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 Red River Army Depot.

Estimated Contribution of Red River Army Depot to the Texas Economy, 2017
Metric Value
Total direct employment 4,814
Total employment [3] 11,926
Output [4] $1,554,541,000
Gross domestic product [5] $971,620,000
Disposable personal income [6] $743,432,000

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 Red River Army Depot 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. Red River Army Depot provided the following data, which were used for the analysis.

Red River Army Depot

100 Armory Road
Texarkana, Texas 71854
Employment
Description Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
FULL-TIME DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Active Duty Army 8
Active Duty Navy & Marines 0
Active Duty Air Force 0
Active Duty Coast Guard 0
Active Duty National Guard 0
Civilian Personnel Appropriated 3,505
Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated 0
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 0
OTHER
Contractors, Total (staff) 1,301
Average Daily Student Load 0
Total Direct Employment 4,814

Other Populations
Description Number
Dependents 25
On-installation School Attendance 0
Off-installation School Attendance 0
Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources
(e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.)
0

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 Marshal L. McKellar, Director, Business Management - Red River Army Depot to Alexandra Taylor, Texas Military Preparedness Commission, March 12, 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 Red River Army Depot; (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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