Tinker's Air Logistics Complex helps base's economic impact soar

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 By: Jack Money Source: NewsOK

Available analyses of Oklahoma's aerospace industry don't identify specific economic impacts for Tinker's Air Logistics Complex.

But without a doubt, the complex employing about 9,400 workers plays a significant role in the economic impact the base creates within the state.

A 2016 study done by RegionTrack in cooperation with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, for example, estimates the base's 24,000 workers (about 18,000 civilian) generated about $2.2 billion in goods and services while earning about $1.5 billion in wages in 2015.

Those numbers have improved, since then, according to an economic impact study Tinker Air Force Base has released for its fiscal 2016 — from Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2016.

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