Michigan’s Beer Industry Contributes Billions to Economy

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Great Lakes Radio NewsMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)America’s beer industry directly contributed more than $2 billion to Michigan’s economy last year, according to a recent study.

The Beer Institute Economic Contribution Study says there were 120 breweries in Michigan in 2012, 141 distributors and 16,744 retail establishments selling beer in Michigan.

Those three tiers of the industry combined generated more than $911 million in federal, state and local taxes, and paid more than $293 million in federal and state excise taxes in Michigan.

The study, conducted by John Dunham & Associates of New York City, says the beer industry accounts for 37,220 jobs and $949 million in wages in Michigan.

The National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute, a Washington DC-based lobbying group, commissioned the study.

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