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Beer has multi-billion dollar impact

by Nick Trougakos Published: April 9, 2009

A new study shows that the beer industry had a nearly $200 billion annual impact on the U.S. economy. Some other tidbits from the study:

-The beer industry provides 1.9 million jobs

-It generates nearly $62 billion in wages and benefits

-And paid $41 billion in taxes in 2008

More details of the study can be found at

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by Nick Trougakos
Local Editor
Local Editor Nick Trougakos has been with The Oklahoman since 2002. Trougakos covered the military, federal agencies and courts before becoming an editor in 2005. Prior to joining The Oklahoman, Trougakos was a reporter for the Oklahoma City...
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