News Release

Utah’s defense industry directly and indirectly supported more than 109,000 jobs and $9.2 billion in economic activity in 2015

May 4, 2017 – Utah’s defense industry directly and indirectly supported more than 109,000 jobs and $9.2 billion in economic activity in the state during 2015, according to new research released by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. That year, federal defense spending was responsible for 5.8 percent of Utah’s jobs, 7.1 percent of its earnings and 6.2 percent of its GDP.

The Utah Defense Alliance and the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs commissioned the