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 thousands of active duty, reserve and civilian men and women.

Duval County Total Impact (in Millions)

County Economic Impact (Gross Regional Product)


Percent of Economy



97,280 Jobs



Capital Investment


Direct Defense Spending (in Millions)





Pensions & Transfers*




Source: Florida Defense Fact Book 2020  

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