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D-M responsible for $1.5 billion in economy

Posted at 5:27 PM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 20:50:17-04

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base pumped $1.5 billion dollars into the Tucson economy last year, according to the Financial Office of the 355th Comptroller Squadron. 

The base employed more than 10,000 military and civilian jobs for a combined payroll of $597 million dollars. 

D-M also created nearly 5000 indirect jobs worth $195 million dollars. 

There are also 20,000 military retirees in Tucson who have an annual retirement pay of $521 million dollars.