Armed soldier stands next to a helicopter  Partial view of an F/A 18 Hornet jet fighter.  Army med-evac helicopter with crew.
Northeast Florida’s strong military presence has a significant economic impact on the region that provides stability and diversity within the local community. Area military installations such as Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport, Kings Bay Naval Base, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Naval Aviation Depot Jacksonville and Marine Corps Blount Island Command provide employment to more than 50,000 active duty, reserve and civilian men and women. Of the personnel who exit the military each year, more than 3,000 choose to remain in the region, providing a steady stream of highly skilled and disciplined workers for area businesses. 

Total County Impact (in Millions)

County Economic Impact (Gross Regional Product)



108,901 Jobs

Sales Activity




Capital Investment


Direct Defense Spending (in Millions)





Pensions & Transfers*




Military installations in Northeast Florida and vicinity:

  • Kings Bay Naval Base
    • Total Acreage of Installation: 16,994
    • Military Personnel: 5,244
    • Civilian Personnel: 2,063
    • Contractors: 1,672
  • Naval Station Mayport
    • Total Acreage of Installation: 3,400
    • Military Personnel: 13,000
    • Civilian Personnel: 444
    • Buildings Owned: 643

Florida Defense Industry Economic Impact Analysis 2013 (PDF 7.6M)
Florida Defense Fact Book 2015 (PDF 3.4M)

Other Links:
City of Jacksonville's Military Affairs and Veterans (MAV) Department
Jobs for Veterans