MAFB impact: more than a half billion dollars to Minot area

MINOT, N.D. - An annual report released Thursday underscores the massive financial impact Minot Air Force Base has to the local economy, to the tune of more than a half billion dollars.

The report, presented to local business leaders Thursday, states that the base had an economic impact of more than $559 million in 2019.

The base added between 12,000 and 12,500 people to the community.

That number has not dipped below 12,000 since 2015.

The dollar value of jobs in the community created by the base comes in at $105.9 million.