Fort Drum had $1.4 billion impact on northern New York economy, officials say

A study of Fort Drum's economic impact on a three-county area of northern New York finds the Army post pumped more than $1.4 billion into the region during the last fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.

The economic impact statement released Monday by Fort Drum officials says that figure is down from the previous fiscal year, when the total topped $1.6 billion for the first time since 2008.

Fort Drum is home to the 10th Mountain Division and its 19,000 soldiers. Some 20,000 family members live in the area, and the post employs more than 4,500 civilian workers.

School districts in Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties received more than $28 million in federal impact aid.