Texas military installations play a vital role in our strategic national defense and provide significant benefits to the entire state economy. In many cases, these bases are the lifeblood of their communities, supporting local businesses and spurring home sales. But their economic impact reaches throughout the state, creating jobs in a wide variety of industries.
Military bases in Texas support more than 226,000 direct jobs and $75.3 billion to Texas’ gross domestic product annually. They support an estimated 634,000 Texas workers in some capacity, contributing at least $39.2 billion in disposable personal income for our citizens.
By detailing the economic impact of the 14 U.S. military installations in Texas, we hope to emphasize their importance to strong, diverse and growing regional economies.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Direct and Indirect Employment
|Installation||Direct Employment||Direct and Indirect Employment||Output||Gross Domestic Product||Disposable Personal Income|
|Army Futures Command||586||2,342||$0.36 billion||$0.22 billion||$0.14 billion|
|3,658||10,887||$1.78 billion||$1.10 billion||$0.70 billion|
|6,005||19,200||$3.84 billion||$2.33 billion||$1.21 billion|
|753||2,323||$0.47 billion||$0.29 billion||$0.14 billion|
|47,045||130,943||$25.67 billion||$15.62 billion||$8.10 billion|
|56,023||152,701||$29.86 billion||$18.16 billion||$9.69 billion|
|8,309||21,410||$4.54 billion||$2.75 billion||$1.25 billion|
|Joint Base San Antonio||73,707||210,998||$41.33 billion||$25.20 billion||$12.97 billion|
|Laughlin AFB||3,961||10,201||$2.03 billion||$1.24 billion||$0.61 billion|
|NAS Corpus Christi||4,782||15,261||$2.80 billion||$1.70 billion||$0.91 billion|
|NAS Fort Worth JRB||6,616||20,042||$3.79 billion||$2.32 billion||$1.27 billion|
|NAS Kingsville||1,647||4,695||$0.85 billion||$0.53 billion||$0.29 billion|
|Red River Army Depot||3,887||10,566||$1.72 billion||$1.07 billion||$0.68 billion|
|Sheppard AFB||9,576||22,323||$4.63 billion||$2.80 billion||$1.28 billion|
Military bases make significant contributions to our state. They generate at least $123.7 BILLION in economic activity each year and support and strengthen communities throughout Texas.
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