Economic Impact Study

Marine Corps Base Hawaii has completed an Economic Impact Study that evaluates the base's impact on the state and local economy. The neighboring communities include the towns of Kaneohe, Kailua, Waimanalo, and Aiea. The information represents annual data from 2012.

Total Economic Impact on the State of Hawaii: $1.5B


Job Creation:

  • MCB Hawaii directly employs 14,335 military, civilian and resident contractor employees.

  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii is responsible for creating 18,622 jobs in the State of Hawaii. including direct employment (military/civilian/contractor) and jobs attributed to their spending.

  • Military and Civilian jobs at MCB Hawaii generate $664.7M in direct payroll.

  • Military and Civilian personnel generate $1.1B in economic output.

  • Military and Civilian personnel generate $34.7M in taxes in neighboring communities.


Marine Corps Retiree Spending:

  • There are about 350 retired Marines living in the neighboring communities earning retirement benefits (pension and healthcare) of $11.9M.

  • Marine Corps retirees and their families contribute $5.2M to the local economic output.


Base Spending:

  • Maintenance and construction expenditures total $103M.

  • Range support and waste management services total $4M.

  • Base spending generates $180M in economic output, 1,189 jobs, and $7.6M in state and local taxes.


Local Significance:

  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii is the largest employer in Windward Oahu.

  • 93% (17,243 jobs) of total employment impact occurs in the communities surrounding the installations.


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