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Defense Spending by State - Fiscal Year 2020

Defense Spending by State - Fiscal Year 2020

This report documents the results of a state-by-state analysis of Department of Defense personnel and contractual spending during Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. State and local officials may use this information to assess a region’s dependence on defense spending and to target assistance to support more resilient communities and companies.

A supplemental analysis report of DoD contract and personnel spending in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United States will be available later this year.

Appendix 1 of the full report contains a listing of major military installations by state and county.

Appendix 2 of the full report contains additional details on the research methodology.

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Methodology Change: The Defense Spending by State reports for Fiscal Years 2018 through 2020 contain one significant change from prior reports. From FY 2013 through FY 2017, the Defense Spending by State report reflected the length of each prime contract in USAspending.gov. Such adjustments were not made for the figures in subsequent reports due to data quality concerns (e.g., some contracts appear to have activity long after the end of the period of performance). The analysis continues, however, to adjust the prime obligations to reflect the year and place of performance of sub-awards.