The RAFB paid out $1.67 billion in wages. $1.17 billion went to civilians working on the base.
WARNER ROBBINS, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) – Robbins Air Force Base contributed $3.57 billion to the Georgia economy during Thursday’s annual State of the Base, according to a new base report.
Robbins released its fiscal year 2022 economic impact statement, which provides general information about the economic impact on the state. You can find the report at Robbins Air Force Base website.
The report says that the total number of employees of the base is more than 22 thousand people. More than 14,000 are foundation civilians, nearly 5,500 are military personnel, and more than 2,800 are other foundation personnel, including contractors and unassigned foundation personnel.
The statement also noted that the RAFB had paid out $1.67 billion in wages. The largest part of this money is $1. 17 billion went to civilians working on bases, while the military accounted for $474 million. Non-federal civilians and contractors accounted for just over $28.8 million.
Additionally, through 2022, the base has signed contracts worth $6.1 billion. In Georgia, the base concluded contracts worth 660 million dollars. Of that amount, Georgia firms in Houston and Bibb counties accounted for $192.31 million.
The analysis also showed that the base’s utility costs increased by $4.4 million.
Financial experts at the base say they focused on money spent within a 50-mile radius of Robbins Air Force Base to give an accurate picture of its economic impact.