TTB posted yesterday about the financial impact of the beer industry on the nation’s economy in 2008. The numbers are based on a recent study that can be found at www.beerservesamerica.org. The site has some pretty neat interactive features that allow you to break down the economic impact for states, as well as for Congressional districts. But I wouldn’t make you go do that yourself, now would I? Of course not! Following are the financial impact beer numbers for our fair state in 2008:
Congressional District 1
-Economic impact: $329,854,414.46
Congressional District 2
-Economic impact: $214,353,972.10
Congressional District 3
-Economic impact: $249,505,724.68
Congressional District 4
-Economic impact: $290,177,757.06
Congressional District 5
-Economic impact: $241,840,866.76
And the overall numbers for Oklahoma: 18,339 jobs and an economic impact of more than $1.3 billion ($1,325,732,735, to be exact).
-And one other note, mainly of importance only to the The Thirsty Beagle: A hearty round of congratulations is due to myself in recognition of this post, which happens to be this blog’s 200th. Who knew when I started on Sept. 9 last year that I’d make it this far? You know, really making it far. Like, having an obscure blog tucked away in a dark crevice on the NewsOK site. Yes sir, top o’ the world.