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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

Texas Military Snapshot / 2017

Texas has long been committed to the U.S. military and its personnel who call the Lone Star State home. That’s why we’re often recognized for our military friendliness. From training troops and maintaining equipment to caring for our wounded and overseeing defense contracts, installations provide both economic and intangible benefits.

As the state’s chief financial officer, I appreciate the military’s contribution to our economy: more than 224,000 direct jobs and $62.3 billion to our gross domestic product annually. U.S. military installations support more than 624,000 Texan workers in some capacity, contributing at least $39.8 billion in disposable personal income for our citizens.

But as with other sectors of the Texas economy, these bases do experience change and uncertainty. By detailing the economic impact of the 13 U.S. military installations in Texas, we hope to emphasize their importance to strong, diverse and growing regional economies.

Texas' U.S. Military Bases; Map of the 13 bases in the study.


Direct Employment

$101.6 Billion

Direct and Indirect Employment

$39.8 Billion
Disposable Personal Income

$62.3 Billion
Gross Domestic Product

Employment, Output and Disposable Personal Income

Installation Direct Employment Total Employment Output
(in billions)
Gross Domestic Product
(in billions)
Disposable Personal Income
(in billions)
Fort Bliss 48,298 136,395 23.1 billion dollars 14.15 billion dollars 8.68 billion dollars
Corpus Christi Army Depot 3,269 8,435 1.1 billion dollars 0.70 billion dollars 0.54 billion dollars
NAS Corpus Christi 9,773 24,350 3.6 billion dollars 2.24 billion dollars 1.47 billion dollars
Dyess AFB 5,185 15,119 2.6 billion dollars 1.61 billion dollars 0.97 billion dollars
Ellington Field JRB  1,473 7,878 1.2 billion dollars 0.72 billion dollars 0.65 billion dollars
NAS Fort Worth JRB 9,955 26,206 3.9 billion dollars 2.38 billion dollars 1.63 billion dollars
Goodfellow AFB 7,021 19,258 3.4 billion dollars 2.06 billion dollars 1.20 billion dollars
Fort Hood 55,261 150,155 24.6 billion dollars 15.07 billion dollars 9.36 billion dollars
Joint Base San Antonio 64,967 187,174 30.4 billion dollars 18.66 billion dollars 12.20 billion dollars
NAS Kingsville 1,587 4,492 0.7 billion dollars 0.42 billion dollars 0.29 billion dollars
Laughlin AFB 3,462 9,276 1.5 billion dollars 0.92 billion dollars 0.58 billion dollars
Red River Army Depot 4,814 11,926 1.6 billion dollars 0.97 billion dollars 0.74 billion dollars
Sheppard AFB 9,000 24,026 4.0 billion dollars 2.42 billion dollars 1.49 billion dollars


Military bases make significant contributions to our state. They generate at least $101.6 BILLION in economic activity each year and support and strengthen communities throughout Texas.

See more detailed information on each of these installations »


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the material on this page, please contact the Comptroller’s Data Analysis and Transparency Division.

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