Military Economic Impact

The base and surrounding community is home to an active duty, dependent, retiree and civilian employee population of approximately 100,000 people. The base generates almost $3 billion in commerce each year, coming from payrolls and contracts to support the structure required to train and equip our modern Marines.

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a 246-square-mile training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The base’s 14 miles of beaches make it a superior area for amphibious assault training, and its location between two North Carolina deep-water ports (Wilmington and Morehead City) allows for fast deployments.


2017 MCI-EAST Economic Impact Statement (most recently available)