American Beverage Association

September 9, 2011

It’s All About Jobs…..

Earlier this week, we heard from GOP presidential hopefuls about their plans to create jobs and stimulate the economy.  Last night, President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress – tackling the very same topic.

As the President and Members of Congress seek solutions to our double-digit unemployment and lagging economy, we’d like to remind them that the beverage industry is an important part of America’s economy.  We provide more than 208,000 good-paying jobs across our country – and help to support hundreds of thousands more that depend, in part, on beverage sales for their livelihood – with a direct economic impact of $178.5 billion. In fact, beverage companies, employees, and firms and employees indirectly employed by the industry also provide significant tax revenues – nearly $26 billion at the state level and as much as $32 billion at the federal level – and generously contribute at least $1.9 billion to charitable causes in communities across the nation.

And we take great pride in the fact that our industry is a long-standing contributor to the economic engine that drives our country.


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