McCoy’s estimated economic impact:
|Fort McCoy’s total economic impact for fiscal year (FY)
2011 was an estimated $1.31 billion, down slightly from the $1.375
billion reported for FY 2010. Fort McCoy supported a training population
of 134,645 personnel for FY 2011, which ran from Oct. 1, 2010-Sept. 30,
The training population included reserve- and active-component personnel
from throughout the military and troops processing for
Work force payroll, operating costs and other expenditures were $409.6
million compared to $429.6 million for FY 2010. The number reflects a
decrease in sustainment, restoration and modernization and stimulus
The total FY 2011 work force payroll was $197.44 million; operating
costs were $198.35 million; and, other expenditures were $13.77 million.
The work force payroll broke down to $97.64 million for civilian
employees and $99.81 million for military personnel.
Operating costs included utilities, physical plant maintenance, repair
and improvements, new construction projects, and purchases of supplies
Salaries for civilian contracted personnel working at McCoy also are
included in operating costs.
Other expenditures included $309,227 to local governments (including
land permit agreements and school district impact aid, etc.) and $13.46
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 3,971 personnel worked at Fort McCoy in FY 2011 — 1,443
civilians, 1,267 military and 1,261 contracted employees.
Most personnel — 3,335 (84 percent) — lived within Monroe County. Of the
remainder of the work force, 437 personnel (11 percent) commuted from
outside Monroe County, but from within Wisconsin, and 199 personnel (5
percent) commuted to Fort McCoy from outside Wisconsin.