Economic Impact 

The Beverage Industry is a Major Contributor to Iowa's Economy

Iowa's beverage companies manufacture and distribute some of the most popular non-alcoholic beverages in the world. From products in your neighborhood store to our support of local community initiatives, our presence is felt in every community across the state. We play an important role in the state’s economy by providing good-paying jobs, paying significant tax dollars to the state and federal government and making generous charitable contributions to organizations across the state.

BENEFITING 

LOCAL BUSINESSES

More than 11,999 workers in restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores and movie theaters depend on beverage sales for their livelihoods. Additionally, 11,766 workers whose companies supply ingredients and materials to the beverage industry depend partly on beverage sales for their paychecks.

MAKING AN 

ECONOMIC IMPACT

• $1.8 billion direct economic impact

• $205.3 million in wages and benefits

• $155.0 million contributed in state taxes

• $228.5 million contributed in federal taxes

SUPPORTING LOCAL

CHARITIES

Iowa's beverage companies and their employees also generously contribute $15.4 million to charitable causes across the state.

Prepared by John Dunham & Associates, 2019

Based on 2019 data. 

Iowa Beverage Association 

PO Box 65695

West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

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