Economic Development

As the Top Employer in Johnson County, Whiteman Air Force Base has a large economic impact in the surrounding areas. The Economic Impact Report is posted annually by Whiteman Air Force Base to reflect the impact of personnel, payroll, and expenditures derived from the base.

Below are some highlights from the Whiteman AFB Economic Impact Report for FY20:

  • Total Base Employment  - 8,249
  • Total Base Payroll - $ 381,043,517
  • Annual Retiree Payroll - $ 98,334,000
  • Total Base Expenditures - $ 130,814,190
  • Estimated Annual Value of Jobs Created - $ 117,655,324
  • Estimated Total Impact Within Economic Impact Region - $ 727,847,031
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