Beer keeps the economy brewing ... especially in Arizona!
When most people think about the attributes of beer, words like crisp and refreshing come to mind.
But our products mean a lot more than that. Directly and indirectly, the beer industry employs approximately 1.9 million Americans, paying them almost $62 billion in wages and benefits. The industry pays over $41 billion in business, personal and consumption taxes, including $5.4 billion in excise taxes and $5.7 billion in sales, gross receipts, and other taxes.
The U.S. brewing industry is a dynamic part of our national economy, contributing billions of dollars in wages and taxes. An indication of beer's importance is its inclusion in the basket of goods the government uses to calculate the Consumer Price Index.
Arizona's beer distribution industry is a dynamic part of the state's economy, employing over 2800 hard-working men and women and paying them over $120 million in wages annually. The total taxes collected from beer distributors in Arizona by federal, state and local governments are sufficient to fund 10,155,167 teacher hours or to provide maintenance for 6,220 miles of highways in Arizona for a year. Read more
For more information on the economic impact this industry has all over the USA, go to Beer Serves America.