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This study measures the economic impact of state and federal government operations located at Camp Dodge. The analysis benefitted from detailed fiscal 2013 expenditure information from federal and state activities at the facility to estimate the total, multiplied‐through economic impact of the facility for the central Iowa economy. Of the major findings: Camp Dodge is home to 1,184 jobholders, both military and civilian, who earned collectively $77.86 million in labor income in 2013. The facility attracted nearly 385, 000 visitors for training or instruction. Those visitors were estimated to spend $35.4 million on retail and services in central Iowa during their stay. The facility required construction activities as well as purchases of equipment. Combined capital development or accumulation at the facility was $7.9 million in fiscal 2013. When these data were properly classified and entered into an input‐output model of the central Iowa economy, they produced the multiplied‐through summaries of the economic impact of the facility for the region.

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Iowa State University, The Authors



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