Hill Air Force Base (HAFB) is a substantial contributor of economic activity for Layton City and to the state of Utah as its largest employer. The main South Gate to HAFB and the East Gate are both located in Layton. It should be no surprise that the base continues to be an important and major economic driver and provider to Layton’s economic success. The recent bedding and maintenance of the F-35A Lightning II fighter at Hill, historically a 20 year program, and Northrop Grumman’s awarded 20-year $63 billion contract for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program located adjacent to the base will only strengthen Layton’s economic position for many years to come. In 2019 alone HAFB created approximately $1.47 billion in jobs, was responsible for $3.7 billion in total annual economic impact, and employed 27,650 personnel.
The base hosts three squadrons of the Air Force’s most advanced fighter plane, the F-35, resulting in hundreds of jobs and $100 million in construction. HAFB recently constructed a $35 million software facility recently to support the F-35 and substantial expansion and growth of the base continues today.
2019 Report: $3.7 billion economic impact to Utah
Largest single-site employer in Utah with over 27,000 employees
Key contributor to US air defense since 1934
Team Mission video highlighting units and missions of Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
F-35A Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog), T-38 Talon, LGM-30G Minuteman III
Look up various topics of information by key words, categories, or by name