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Beer Industry Celebrates Labor Day with Local Jobs Impact Report

By September 2, 2016Connecticut, Rhode Island, Top News

National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) recognized independent beer distributors industry and their employees “whose work positively impacts the national and state economies” in honor of Labor Day.  A news release announced annual job stats, incluiding Connecticut’s and Rhode Island’s, outlining the impacts on local economies.

“From truck drivers to graphic artists and sales representatives, America’s beer distribution employees work day in and day out to make this the best beer market in the world,” said NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser.

According to the economic impact report America’s Beer Distributors: Fueling Jobs, Generating Economic Growth & Delivering Value to Local Communities, more than 3,000 beer distribution facilities directly employ 135,000 men and women in communities across the country.

In Connecticut:

  • Connecticut beer distribution facilities directly employ 1,080 people, who earn $111.9 million in wages and salaries.
  • Connecticut beer distributors add $614.1 million to the nation’s gross domestic product.
  • Connecticut beer distributor activities generate $1.5 million in economic impacts to communities through support of charities, local events and economic development.
  • Connecticut beer distributor activities contribute $118.4 million to the federal, state and local tax bases. This does not include an added $100 million in federal, state and local alcohol excise and consumption taxes on beer sold in Connecticut.
  • The Connecticut beer distribution industry contributes more than $321 million in transportation efficiencies for the beer industry each year.

In Rhode Island:

  • Rhode Island beer distribution facilities directly employ 219 people, who earn $18.5 million in wages and salaries.
  • Rhode Island beer distributors add $111.9 million to the nation’s gross domestic product.
  • Rhode Island beer distributor activities generate $540,000 in economic impacts to communities through support of charities, local events and economic development.
  • Rhode Island beer distributor activities contribute $24.2 million to the federal, state and local tax bases. This does not include an added $39 million in federal, state and local alcohol excise and consumption taxes on beer sold in Rhode Island.
  • The Rhode Island beer distribution industry contributes more than $102 million in transportation efficiencies for the beer industry each year.

To view the full report, visit www.nbwa.org/resources/economic-impact.

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