Beer Bucks - Impact
Doug Barrett | Sep 1, 2017 AT 2:01 pm
The National Beer Wholesalers Association has come out with a report that toasts the impact of the suds industry.
The association suggests independent beer distributors now support 135-thousand local jobs across the country – a 24-percent increase in the last decade. There are now some five-thousand breweries operating in the U-S. From licensed retailers and truck drivers to marketing…warehouses…and distribution workers the report says the industry supports 2.23 million jobs and generates 350 billion in economic activity.
A state by state breakdown suggests in North Dakota the beer industry supports nearly four-thousand jobs and produces over 47 million dollars in federal…state…and local consumption taxes. In Minnesota the figure tops 470-million.