Armed soldier stands next to a helicopter  Partial view of an F/A 18 Hornet jet fighter.  Army med-evac helicopter with crew.
Northeast Florida’s strong military presence has a significant economic impact on the region that provides stability and diversity within the local community. Area military installations such as Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport, Kings Bay Naval Base, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Naval Aviation Depot Jacksonville and Marine Corps Blount Island Command provide employment to thousands of active duty, reserve and civilian men and women.

Duval County Total Impact (in Millions)

County Economic Impact (Gross Regional Product)



94,886 Jobs

Sales Activity




Capital Investment


Direct Defense Spending (in Millions)





Pensions & Transfers*




Florida Defense Industry Economic Impact Analysis 2017 (PDF 6.7M)
Florida Defense Fact Book 2017 (PDF 13.8M)

Other Links:
City of Jacksonville's Military Affairs and Veterans (MAV) Department
Jobs for Veterans