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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

NWS Seal Beach Contributes $136M to Region, Study Reveals

  • April 29, 2012
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Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach contributes over $136 million to the area’s economy and supports over 2,000 jobs, according to a recently completed economic impact and community involvement study.

The Southern California base generated over $91 million in industrial output, $38 million in direct payroll expenditures and nearly $6 million in local and state tax revenues, based on the latest available data from fiscal 2010.

“I’m proud of the outstanding relationships we have with the surrounding community,” Capt. Terry Auberry, base commanding officer, said in a written statement. “The weapons station has been a source of lasting community partnerships and positive economic influence since World War II.”

The community benefits of the base go beyond monetary support. Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach supports civilian law enforcement training, from local police departments to federal agencies such as the FBI. The base fire department, under a mutual aid agreement with Orange County, routinely responds to civilian emergencies off the installation.

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