The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts analyzed the economic impact of Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB) on the Texas economy at the request of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC). The Comptroller estimates that population directly affiliated with Sheppard AFB contributed at least $3.95 billion to the Texas economy in 2017.
Sheppard AFB 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. Below is the economic contribution derived from these data of the population associated with Sheppard AFB.
|Total direct employment||9,000|
|Total employment ||24,026|
|Gross domestic product ||$2,420,642,000|
|Disposable personal income ||$1,488,519,000|
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 Sheppard AFB 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. Sheppard Air Force Base provided the following data, which were used for the analysis.
|Description||Full Time Equivalent (FTE)|
|FULL-TIME DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE|
|Active Duty Army||30|
|Active Duty Navy & Marines||10|
|Active Duty Air Force||1,500|
|Active Duty Coast Guard||0|
|Active Duty National Guard||72|
|Civilian Personnel Appropriated||1,203|
|Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated||575|
|PART-TIME DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE|
|Air Force Reserve||0|
|Coast Guard Reserve||0|
|Part-time Civilian Personnel Appropriated||0|
|Part-time Civilian Personnel Non-Appropriated||0|
|Contractors, Total (staff)||1,360|
|Average Daily Student Load||4,250|
|Total Direct Employment||9,000|
|On-installation School Attendance||250|
|Off-installation School Attendance||1,000|
|Military retirees accessing station/base/post/camp facilities or resources
(e.g. hospitals, PXs, exchanges, etc.)
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