16 July 2011

Craft Breweries Contribute $2.4B to Oregon Economy

I ran across an article by Blake Potolicchio at BeerUniverse.com. He writes:
The National Beer Institute estimates that craft breweries pumped about $2.4 billion into [Oregon]’s economy last year. This includes not just direct wages for making, selling and distributing beer and taxes paid, Butenschoen said, its money that goes to hops growers, glass companies, packaging materials and other companies and individuals.
And, since 2005, the industry has added 200 jobs and indirectly added almost 5000 others, which is how the WBDT likes it: keep all that economic growth and all those jobs out of Texas.  They'll keep bringing beer from the states with brewery friendly laws rather than add any tax revenue to Texas coffers.


posted by hiikeeba at 13:09


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