The Tobyhanna Defense Technology Partnership

Economic Impact

Jobs Supported
$ 1000000
Labor Income
$ 1000000
Economic Output

Residence of Workers
Tobyhanna Army Depot

For 110 years, Tobyhanna Army Depot, in Monroe County, has strengthened all six branches of the United States military; federal agencies and departments; and the Northeastern Pennsylvania region.

It has gone by several names–Camp Summerall, Camp Tobyhanna, Tobyhanna Artillery Target Range–and is known to most today, simply as Tobyhanna.

Despite the name changes, threats of closure by successive federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commissions since 1988, mission expansion and mission contraction, Tobyhanna Army Depot has always stood for one thing, MILITARY READINESS, in times of war and peace.

The series of BRAC Commissions (1988, 1991, 1993, 1995 and 2005) threaten Tobyhanna’s existence. In 1992, the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania joined together to form the Blue Ribbon Task Force. This effort to protect Tobyhanna’s economic impact on the regional community was driven through fundraising and volunteers showcasing the value of the Depot, the skill of its workforce, and the quality of their work.

The collaboration of the Task Force and community was successful, and Tobyhanna Army Depot remains a mainstay in national military preparedness and our community’s economic vitality.

Today, Tobyhanna is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest industrial employer.

Northeastern Pennsylvanians continue to bring their unique and vital skills to work at the Depot each day including many veterans and military retirees. Tobyhanna Army Depot is a bustling economic hub for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth.

Tobyhanna will, by 2035, become the Department of Defense’s Worldwide C5ISR Readiness Provider and provide full life cycle support for all C5ISR Weapon Systems.

We will shape the future by investing an additional $100M to further modernize our facilities and ensure Tobyhanna is the Department of Defense’s premier location for readiness needs; expand our ability to provide C5ISR readiness to all six of America’s military services and allies of the United States – ensuring the safety and security of our Nation; and invest in our people by building a stronger, more diverse workforce – creating enduring employment opportunities for all people in our region.

Every year, NEPA conducts an economic impact analysis of Tobyhanna Army Depot. The estimated economic impact, which is based on an 11-county region that consists of Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming in 2021 was the following:

  • $3.4 billion in economic activity
  • 8,744 jobs supported within the region
  • $715.5 million in labor income

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