Kentucky beverage companies make and sell some of the most popular refreshing non-alcoholic beverages in the world. With a presence felt in every corner of every community in the state – from our products in the aisles of neighborhood stores, to our local delivery drivers who distribute them, to our support of local community initiatives – you might say that the beverage industry quenches Kentucky’s thirst.. At the same time, the beverage industry is an important part of Kentucky’s and the nation’s economy by providing well paying jobs, paying significant tax dollars to the government, and by making sizable charitable contributions in communities across the state.
Kentucky’s beverage industry provides over 4,100 jobs in the state. That number becomes even more impactful when you consider how many people across the country are directly employed by the beverage industry ~227,000. Of course, that means billions of dollars in taxes for local, state, and federal governments.
Additionally, Kentucky beverage companies donate over $4 million to charities and other nonprofits in their local communities. Without a doubt, Kentucky beverage companies are delivering for the citizens of Kentucky!