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Hill AFB officials release 2018 economic impact statement

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Hill Air Force Base had a $3.6 billion impact on the Utah economy in 2018, according to base officials. Hill released its 2018 Economic Impact Statement Jan. 17, 2018, a report that summarizes the installation’s economic impact on the local community. (Paul Holcomb/U.S. Air Force)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Hill AFB had a $3.6 billion impact on the Utah economy in 2018, according to base officials.

Hill released its 2018 Economic Impact Statement this month, a report that summarizes the installation’s economic impact on the local community.

The EIS showed there were 25,709 total personnel within Hill AFB, including 5,788 military, 3,621 military dependents and 16,300 civilians. 

It indicated an annual federal payroll of $1.43 billion and annual expenditures of approximately $760 million in 2018. It also showed Hill AFB created approximately $1.38 billion in jobs, with a $3.6 billion total annual economic impact.

The annual report was prepared by Hill AFB's cost and economics division and was calculated using identifiable off-base local area spending from gross expenditures. The figures were rounded to the nearest dollar.