Susan Combs Salutes Texas Veterans and Their Economic Impact
AUSTIN, November 11, 2014 - On this Veterans Day, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is saluting the more than 1.7 million men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and make their home in Texas.
"We are proud these veterans call Texas home and will continue to provide support and opportunities to these men and women who have served our nation throughout the years," Combs said. "Veterans in Texas provide ongoing service to their local communities and represent a significant contribution to the Texas economy. This is significant in addition to the nearly $150 billion economic impact provided by military installations across the state."
Approximately 59 percent of veteran labor force participants in Texas were employees of private, for-profit companies in 2011. Approximately 25 percent were federal, state or local government employees, and 10 percent were self-employed.
Here are a few more ways veterans are affecting the Texas economy:
For more information on veterans, the significant impact of the military and the Texas economy, go to the Comptroller website, http://www.thetexaseconomy.org/military.