"Fort Polk is vital to the area. We hope to unite
the installation and the surrounding communities
to care for its soldiers and their families. It's our
-Michael Reese, Fort Polk Progress President
Economic Impact of Fort Polk
The 2017 Military Economic Impact Analysis for the State of Louisiana states that Fort Polk directly contributes over $14,000 jobs and over $760 million in payroll to the economy. Estimated total spending at Fort Polk was $1.09 billion in FY16.
For more details on the installation's economic impact, click here to see the full report.