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.
Direct and Indirect Employment
Disposable Personal Income
Gross Domestic Product
|Installation||Direct Employment||Total Employment||Output
|Gross Domestic Product
|Disposable Personal Income
|Fort Bliss||48,298||136,395||billion dollars23.1||billion dollars14.15||billion dollars8.68|
|Corpus Christi Army Depot||3,269||8,435||billion dollars1.1||billion dollars0.70||billion dollars0.54|
|NAS Corpus Christi||9,773||24,350||billion dollars3.6||billion dollars2.24||billion dollars1.47|
|Dyess AFB||5,185||15,119||billion dollars2.6||billion dollars1.61||billion dollars0.97|
|Ellington Field JRB||1,473||7,878||billion dollars1.2||billion dollars0.72||billion dollars0.65|
|NAS Fort Worth JRB||9,955||26,206||billion dollars3.9||billion dollars2.38||billion dollars1.63|
|Goodfellow AFB||7,021||19,258||billion dollars3.4||billion dollars2.06||billion dollars1.20|
|Fort Hood||55,261||150,155||billion dollars24.6||billion dollars15.07||billion dollars9.36|
|Joint Base San Antonio||64,967||187,174||billion dollars30.4||billion dollars18.66||billion dollars12.20|
|NAS Kingsville||1,587||4,492||billion dollars0.7||billion dollars0.42||billion dollars0.29|
|Laughlin AFB||3,462||9,276||billion dollars1.5||billion dollars0.92||billion dollars0.58|
|Red River Army Depot||4,814||11,926||billion dollars1.6||billion dollars0.97||billion dollars0.74|
|Sheppard AFB||9,000||24,026||billion dollars4.0||billion dollars2.42||billion dollars1.49|
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.
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