ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDIES

The North Carolina Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association (NCBWWA) represents 25 independent beer and wine distributors across the state. North Carolina beer and wine distributors directly employ more than 5,000 people, paying them more than $330 million in wages and benefits.   N.C. beer and wine distributors pay nearly $300 million in business and personal taxes every year to the federal, state and local government.  In addition, our distributors provide an invaluable tax collection service to the state, collecting $140 million each year in excise taxes.

A 2013 report released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) –America’s Beer Distributors: Fueling Jobs, Generating Economic Growth & Delivering Value to Local Communities– provides the first-ever comprehensive report on beer distribution companies’ total impact on national and state economies.   Key findings of the study include:
  •  N.C. beer distributors directly employ 3,869 people.When the impacts of N.C. distributor operations, capital investment and community involvement are considered, the total number of impact jobs is 9,856. N.C. beer distributors generate $1.39 billionin total economic impacts.  N.C. beer distributor activities contribute $298 million to the federal, state and local tax bases. This does not include an added $320 million in federal, state and local alcohol excise and consumption taxes on beer sold in North Carolina. The North Carolina beer distribution industry contributes more than $607 million in transportation efficiencies for the beer industry each year.  Beer distributor contributions to local community activities generate $4.7 million in impacts annually.To view the full report, including state by state data, please visitwww.nbwa.orgClick here to view data on the economic impact of beer distributors on the United States as a whole.

The study concludes that the North Carolina grape and wine industry, along with affiliated businesses, creates 5,700 full-time jobs and $158 million in wages. In addition, the industry paid $56 million in federal taxes and $38 million in state and local taxes in 2005, including more than $2 million in federal and state excise taxes on wine.

Full MKF Research On Economic Impact of NC Wine & Grapes