This report presents the results of a state by state analysis of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contract and personnel spending during fiscal year (FY) 2019.
The report’s graphs, maps, and tables present a range of findings, such as total spending figures, categories of contracted goods and services, major defense vendors, and numbers and types of defense personnel. 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.
Conducted between March 2020 and December 2020 — longer than originally anticipated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the analysis primarily entailed an examination of DoD-funded prime- and sub-award contract data and defense personnel and payroll figures. Findings are drawn from an array of sources, including the DoD’s Defense Manpower Data Center and USAspending.gov, which is managed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.