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April 24, 2014

D-M, military retirees have $1.47 billion impact on local community

D-M and military retirees circulated approximately $1.47 billion and helped create more than 4,400 jobs in the local area, according to D-M’s Fiscal Year 2013 Economic Impact Analysis, released here April 10.

The EIA, an annual publication, is designed to inform the community of personnel assigned or employed at the base; annual payroll of all assigned and employed personnel; construction expenditures; and an estimated number and dollar value of indirect jobs created by D-M’s presence in the community.

In fiscal year 2013, there were 10,410 personnel assigned and employed at D-M, including 7,526 military service members, 1,407 appropriated fund civilians, and 1,477 non-appropriated fund civilians and contractors. Their combined payroll totaled more than $553.7 million.

The EIA also provides information on D-M facilities and properties. The base operates and maintains 476 buildings, encompassing 4,772,174 square feet of space. D-M’s footprint includes 5,952 acres of government-owned land and 4,578 acres of easement, rights-of-way and leased land, totaling 10,530 acres.

Of the 7,526 military service members assigned to D-M, 75 percent live off base.




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