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2012 Economic Contribution of the Beverage Industry

The Beverage Industry is a Major Contributor to Kentucky’s Economy

Kentucky’s 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.

The Beverage Industry is an Important Part of Kentucky’s Economy

Kentucky’s non-alcoholic beverage industry plays an important role in the state’s economy, providing well-paying jobs, paying significant tax dollars to the state and federal government and making generous charitable contributions in communities across the state.

Kentucky’s Beverage Industry Provides  4,118  Jobs in the State:

In addition to beverage production and distribution jobs, Kentucky’s beverage industry supports a number of other business sectors and their employees throughout the state that benefit from the economic impact of our industry.  In fact, more than 12,116  workers in restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters and more depend, in part, on beverage sales for their livelihoods.

With a direct economic impact of $2.32 billion , Kentucky’s beverage industry provides $267.48 million in wages, and contributes $181.42 million in taxes at the state level and $297.61 million at the federal level.

Kentucky’s beverage industry also generously contributes $4 million to charitable causes across the state.

We are American companies making American products with American workers in America’s hometowns.
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Credit: American Beverage Association and John Dunham

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