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What is the economic impact of Nellis AFB?

The men and women of Nellis, Creech, and the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) pride themselves in being great community partners in southern Nevada. Our 2012 Economic Impact Analysis provides information on the contribution Nellis, Creech, and the NTTR make to the local economy.

Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), is the hallowed ground of Tactical Aviation, and has been a part of the southern Nevada community for 70 years. Nellis' primary missions are: Operational testing of our most advanced aircraft and weapons systems, tactics development for warfighters around the globe, and advanced training to fly, fight, and win utilizing the 2.9-million-acre NTTR. In support of these missions, Nellis, Creech, and the NTTR are home to the only security forces group and largest civil engineer, logistics readiness, communications, and force support squadrons in Air Combat Command.

Despite tough economic times in 2012, Nellis, Creech, and the NTTR contributed more than $5 billion to southern Nevada in the form of purchases, creating jobs, and procuring services and commodities from local businesses.

Our Airmen and their families take pride in calling southern Nevada "home."

FY12 Economic impact Analysis (EIA) 


Appropriated Fund Military:

8,186 Active Duty 
289 Reserve/Air National Guard
8,475 Total

Active Duty Military Dependents: 20,231
Appropriated Fund Civilians:

747 General Schedule
121 Federal Wage Board
0 Other APF Civilians
868 Total

Other Civilians: 3,197 

Total Personnel: 32,771 

Annual Payroll by Classification

Appropriated Fund Military: $621.6M
Appropriated Fund Civilians: $72.6M
NAF Civilians & On-Site Contractors: $228.7M
Nellis, Creech, NTTR Payroll: $922.9M

Total Payroll: $922,946,664.35


Expense Report

Commissary (Inventory): $1.9M
Base Exchange (Inventory): $12.9M
Health (Tri-Care): $148.8M
Education (TA): $6.6M
Temporary Duty (TDY): $182.3M
Other (Materials, Equp. & Sup): $763.2M
Government Purchase Card: $21.2M
Utilities: $14.4M
Service Contracts: $149.3M
Construction: $62.2M
Multi-Year Capital Assets: $1,863.5M

Total Annual Expenditures: $3,226.0M

Retiree Presence & Payroll

Air Force: 14,036    Payroll: $352.8M
Army: 5,474     Payroll: $123.2M
Navy: 6,527     Payroll: $152.8M
Marines: 1,599      Payroll: $40.5M
Coast Guard: 393     Payroll: $4.5M

Total: 28,029    Payroll: $673.8M 

Total Indirect Jobs Created Estimates

Active Duty: 3,356     Value: $136.7M
Reserve/ANG: 46     Value: $1.9M
APF Civilians: 477    Value: $19.4M
Other Civilians: 1,758     Value: $71.6M

Total: 5,637    Value: $229.7M


Total EIA Estimate (Nellis, Creech & NTTR)

Annual Payroll: $922,946,664.35
Retiree Payroll: $673,788,000.00
Annual Expenditures: $3,226,004,314.67
Annual Dollar Value of Jobs Created: $229,651,380.00
Aviation Nation 2011 - Open House Economic Impact: $19,000,000.00

Total Annual Economic Impact: $5,071,390,359.02

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