Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the results of study by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accountants analyzing the impact of the state’s military installations on its economy.

In 2019 Texas military bases provided an economic output of $123.6 billion, 226,555 direct jobs, and a total employment of direct and indirect jobs of over 633,000 personnel.

“Texas is the proud home to 15 military installations and the U.S. Army Futures Command,” said Governor Abbott in a press release. “Now more than ever, these jobs add critical stability for communities focused on economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Joint Base San Antonio (which includes Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and Randolph AFB) provided the biggest financial and employment footprint at $41.3 billion and 210,998 jobs.

JBSA was followed by Fort Hood and Fort Bliss with $29.9 billion and $25.7 billion respectively.

“In most cases these bases and the men and women who work there are the lifeblood of their communities – supporting local businesses, buying homes and creating the fabric of their neighborhoods,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Texas Governor Greg Abbot announced the results of study by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accountants analyzing the impact of the state’s military installation on its economy.

In 2019 Texas military bases provided an economic output of $123.6 billion, 226,555 direct job and a total employment of direct and indirect jobs of over 633,000.

“Texas is the proud home to 15 military installations and the U.S. Army Futures Command,” said Governor Abbott in a press release. “Now more than ever, these jobs add critical stability for communities focused on economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Joint Base San Antonio (which includes Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and Randolph AFB) provided the biggest financial and employment footprint at $41.3 billion and 210,998 jobs.

JBSA was followed by Fort Hood and Fort Bliss with $29.9 billion and $25.7 billion respectively.

“In most cases these bases and the men and women who work there are the lifeblood of their communities – supporting local businesses, buying homes and creating the fabric of their neighborhoods,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Boitz