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The economic impact of Offutt Air Force Base continues to grow, now adding well beyond $2.7 billion a year to Greater Omaha’s economy from salaries of 8,000 military and civilian personnel on the base and goods and services purchased for such things as construction, maintenance and operations.

Offutt has three commands with global missions: the Strategic Command, the 55th Wing and the Air Force Weather Agency. The 55th’s duties include intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance.

New missions added at Offutt in recent years have drawn more defense contractors to Greater Omaha and Bellevue, the city that adjoins the base. More than 65 defense companies have offices in the two cities, some of them at the Scott Technology Transfer and Incubator Center near the University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha.

The defense companies employ 3,600 people, three times more than in 2002. Most of those are not included among the on-base employment figure of 8,000.

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