McCoy’s estimated economic impact
exceeds $1 billion
|Fort McCoy’s total economic impact for fiscal year (FY)
2012 was an estimated $1.02 billion, down slightly from the $1.31
billion reported for FY 2011. Fort McCoy supported a training population
of 122,171 personnel for FY 2012, which ran from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept.
The training population included reserve- and active-component personnel
from throughout the military.
Work force payroll, operating costs and other expenditures were $317.5
million compared to $409 million for FY 2011. The number reflects a
decrease in sustainment, restoration and modernization and stimulus
The total FY 2012 work force payroll for civilian and military personnel
was $124.5 million; operating costs were $180.5 million, and other
expenditures were $12.5 million.
Operating costs included utilities, physical plant maintenance, repair
and improvements, new construction projects, and purchases of supplies
and services. Salaries for civilian contracted personnel working at
McCoy also are included in operating costs.
Other expenditures included $306,000 to local governments (including
land permit agreements, school district impact aid, etc.) and $12.2
million Soldier discretionary spending in local communities.
A gross multiplier index (GMI) of 3.2 was used to determine the overall
effect of the expenditures in the local economy. The GMI measures the
number of times a dollar turns over within a region.
A total of 2,874 personnel worked at Fort McCoy in FY 2012 — 1,549
civilians, 454 military and 871contracted employees.
New construction figures from FY 2009 to FY 2012 were $29.9 million. A
total of $251.7 million in contracts were incurred in FY 2012.