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

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D-M and military retirees circulated approximately $1.47 billion and helped create more than 4,400 jobs in the local area.

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.

(Information generated from D-M’s Fiscal Year 2013 Economic Impact Analysis)