Arnold Engineering Development Center’s (AEDC) economic impact – which includes AEDC and its remote operating locations was $642.9 million for fiscal 2012. Each location impacted the local areas through payroll, secondary jobs created through local spending, and other expenditures for supplies, utilities, fuel and services and the spin-off impact of those purchases. AEDC employed 2,402 personnel in fiscal 2012. During fiscal 2012, the payroll cost for AEDC government and contractor personnel was $279 million. AEDC’s direct expenditures – which include utility costs, service contracts with outside vendors and military health insurance paid to local doctors and hospitals – was $159 million. Furthermore, the indirect spin-off impact of these direct expenditures is approximately $206 million. The overall economic impact figure does not include more than $95 million paid to the approximately 4,434 retired military personnel living in the local area. In total, this retired pay group generates more than $140 million, including the spin-off effect.
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