Governor Abbott announces economic impact of military bases In Texas

Fort Hood
Posted at 10:29 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 11:29:23-04

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the results of a study completed by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts at the request of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission analyzing the impact on the state’s economy of the various U.S. military installations within Texas.

The Comptroller estimates these military installations contributed at least $123.6 billion to the Texas economy in 2019 and supported more than 630,000 jobs in communities across the state.

Fort Hood contributed 152,701 direct and indirect jobs while the economic output totaled $29,859,518,000 in 2019.

The Comptroller’s study represents an analysis of the economic impact of the population and employees directly affiliated with the military installations in Texas.

This includes active duty, visiting and other military personnel, dependents, civilian employees and contractors directly affiliated with the base.

In 2019, Texas military installations totaled 226,555 direct jobs, 633,892 total employment and the economic output totaled $123,653,980,000.