Robins has $2.7B economic impact on Peach State

Posted 1/23/2015   Updated 1/23/2015 Email story   Print story

by Geoff Janes
Robins Public Affairs

1/23/2015 – ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Robins Air Force Base contributes $2.7 billion to the Georgia economy, according to the installation’s latest economic impact statement.

Published annually in January, the statement provides general information about the economic impact the installation has on the state. It is also distributed to federal, state and local officials.

The fiscal 2014 statement counts Robins’ workforce at 22,259 – a figure which is made up of 13,603 wage grade civilians, 6,093 military members, and 2,563 other employees.  

The statement says Robins doled out nearly $1.3 billion in salaries.  

The largest chunk of that money – $917 million – went to civilians working on base, while military members accounted for $358 million, and non-federal civilians and contract employees accounted for just more than $14 million.  

The base also awarded $6.2 billion in contracts during fiscal 2014. 

Of that amount, the base awarded more than $400 million to Georgia firms, with the lion’s share- $202 million – to firms in Houston County.  

The top five contractors in terms of contracts awarded were Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Al Raha Group and Raytheon.