The military fortifies area economy


Providing more than 13,000 jobs for uniformed and civilian workers who consume nearly a $1.5 billion in goods and service annually, the military represents an economic security blanket for Santa Rosa County, a new study shows.

“Just like tourism or any other major category, armed forces-related jobs and spending are important economic drivers that have remained more stable than some of the other segments,” said Rod Lewis, vice president of analytics for Career Source Florida, a Pensacola-based nonprofit that studies business, industry and the work force.

As Congress negotiates decisions on 12 spending bills to avoid another government shutdown by the Oct. 1 deadline, or a repeat of the 2013 across-the-board spending cuts called sequestration, Florida and Santa Rosa County continue to rely on their military presence.


(U.S. Navy photo by Jay Cope/Released)


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