Contributions to the U.S. Economy

Food and Beverage Industry Contributions to the U.S. Economy by State

GMA member companies are major contributors to our nation’s economy as manufacturers, employers and exporters.  Select a state from the drop down menu to learn what the food, beverage and consumer products industry means to the economy of that state.
 


Alabama

In Alabama, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $3,256,073,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 35,650 people, and operates 312 facilities.1

The food industry in Alabama also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 7.7% of total non-durable exports.2

Alaska

In Alaska, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $827,924,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 7,626 people, and operates 169 facilities.1

The food industry in Alaska also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 23.1% of total non-durable exports.2

Arizona

In Arizona, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $1,496,393,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 10,698 people, and operates 263 facilities.1

The food industry in Arizona also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 22.7% of total non-durable exports.2

Arkansas

In Arkansas, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $7,065,515,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 52,299 people, and operates 283 facilities.1

The food industry in Arkansas also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 36.2% of total non-durable exports.2

California

In California, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $24,939,066,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 185,034 people, and operates 4,489 facilities.1

The food industry in California also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 22.6% of total non-durable exports.2

Colorado

In Colorado, the food and beverage industry contributes $4,069,860,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 21,739 people, and operates 505 facilities.1

The food industry in Colorado also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 44.9% of total non-durable exports.2

Connecticut

In Connecticut, the food and beverage industry contributes $1,889,681,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 8,227 people, and operates 302 facilities.1

The food industry in Connecticut also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 6.7% of total non-durable exports.2

Delaware

In Delaware, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $881,487,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 9,161 people, and operates 62 facilities.1

The food industry in Delaware also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 6.0% of total non-durable exports.2

Florida

In Florida, the food and beverage industry contributes $7,750,542,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 35,363 people, and operates 982 facilities.1

The food industry in Florida also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 12.9% of total non-durable exports.2

Georgia

In Georgia, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $10,214,167,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 67,879 people, and operates 588 facilities.1

The food industry in Georgia also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 16.4% of total non-durable exports.2

Hawaii

In Hawaii, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $544,935,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 6,563 people, and operates 297 facilities.1

The food industry in Hawaii also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 10.1% of total non-durable exports.2

Idaho

In Idaho, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $1,596,730,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 14,688 people, and operates 231 facilities.1

The food industry in Idaho also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 46.7% of total non-durable exports.2

Illinois

In Illinois, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $12,903,814,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 75,931 people, and operates 1,240 facilities.1

The food industry in Illinois also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 20.5% of total non-durable exports.2

Indiana

In Indiana, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $6,375,926,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 35,179 people, and operates 528 facilities.1

The food industry in Indiana also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 7.1% of total non-durable exports.2

Iowa

In Iowa, the food and beverage industry contributes $9,817,858,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 51,787 people, and operates 514 facilities.1

The food industry in Iowa also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 56.2% of total non-durable exports.2

Kansas

In Kansas, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $4,086,608,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 31,353 people, and operates 308 facilities.1

The food industry in Kansas also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 52.6% of total non-durable exports.2

Kentucky

In Kentucky, the food and beverage industry contributes $4,697,294,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 27,182 people, and operates 301 facilities.1

The food industry in Kentucky also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 6.6% of total non-durable exports.2

Louisiana

In Louisiana, the food and beverage industry contributes $3,419,364,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 16,399 people, and operates 373 facilities.1

The food industry in Louisiana also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 17.2% of total non-durable exports.2

Maine

In Maine, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $1,020,021,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 7,755 people, and operates 208 facilities.1

The food industry in Maine also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 9.8% of total non-durable exports.2

Maryland

In Maryland, the food and beverage industry contributes $3,565,853,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 15,420 people, and operates 331 facilities.1

The food industry in Maryland also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 4.9% of total non-durable exports.2

Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, the food and beverage industry contributes $3,932,142,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 23,319 people, and operates 674 facilities.1

The food industry in Massachusetts also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 6.2% of total non-durable exports.2

Michigan

In Michigan, the food and beverage industry contributes $5,854,480,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 29,272 people, and operates 860 facilities.1

The food industry in Michigan also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 12.3% of total non-durable exports.2

Minnesota

In Minnesota, the food and beverage industry contributes $6,504,858,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs 46,092 people, and operates 714 facilities.1

The food industry in Minnesota also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 34.2% of total non-durable exports.2

Mississippi

In Mississippi, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $2,508,249,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 25,285 people, and operates 202 facilities.1

The food industry in Mississippi also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 8.4% of total non-durable exports.2

Missouri

In Missouri, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $5,895,791,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 41,202 people, and operates 579 facilities.1

The food industry in Missouri also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 23.7% of total non-durable exports.2

Montana

In Montana, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $585,502,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 4,873 people, and operates 180 facilities.1

The food industry in Montana also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 8.7% of total non-durable exports.2

Nebraska

In Nebraska, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $10,821,237,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 71,715 people, and operates 311 facilities.1

The food industry in Nebraska also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 71.9% of total non-durable exports.2

Nevada

In Nevada, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $1,541,567,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 7,158 people, and operates 143 facilities.1

The food industry in Nevada also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 13.2% of total non-durable exports.2

New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $707,833,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 4,264 people, and operates 93 facilities.1

The food industry in New Hampshire also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 6.0% of total non-durable exports.2

New Jersey

In New Jersey, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $10,010,756,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 55,546 people, and operates 900 facilities.1

The food industry in New Jersey also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 9.8% of total non-durable exports.2

New Mexico

In New Mexico, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $1,300,836,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 7,806 people, and operates 149 facilities.1

The food industry in New Mexico also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 43.1% of total non-durable exports.2

New York

In New York, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $17,439,049,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 103,502 people, and operates 1,884 facilities.1

The food industry in New York also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 9.6% of total non-durable exports.2

North Carolina

In North Carolina, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $18,165,650,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 114,007 people, and operates 523 facilities.1

The food industry in North Carolina also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 7.1% of total non-durable exports.2

North Dakota

In North Dakota, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $1,851,429,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 10,457 people, and operates 122 facilities.1

The food industry in North Dakota also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 58.2% of total non-durable exports.2

Ohio

In Ohio, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $25,058,451,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 110,849 people, and operates 923 facilities.1

The food industry in Ohio also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 8.5% of total non-durable exports.2

Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $4,892,094,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 32,162 people, and operates 245 facilities.1

The food industry in Oklahoma also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 31.8% of total non-durable exports.2

Oregon

In Oregon, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $7,594,480,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 39,422 people, and operates 474 facilities.1

The food industry in Oregon also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 15.4% of total non-durable exports.2

Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $31,104,211,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 152,530 people, and operates 1,185 facilities.1

The food industry in Pennsylvania also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 10.2% of total non-durable exports.2

Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $522,966,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 4,485 people, and operates 148 facilities.1

The food industry in Rhode Island also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 1.9% of total non-durable exports.2

South Carolina

In South Carolina, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $3,792,594,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 33,771 people, and operates 194 facilities.1

The food industry in South Carolina also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 4.8% of total non-durable exports.2

South Dakota

In South Dakota, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $1,713,223,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 13,938 people, and operates 117 facilities.1

The food industry in South Dakota also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 61.0% of total non-durable exports.2

Tennessee

In Tennessee, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $15,165,114,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 83,132 people, and operates 321 facilities.1

The food industry in Tennessee also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 9.0% of total non-durable exports.2

Texas

In Texas, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $34,946,123,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 178,127 people, and operates 1,557 facilities.1

The food industry in Texas also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 5.9% of total non-durable exports.2

Utah

In Utah, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $3,147,894,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 27,678 people, and operates 258 facilities.1

The food industry in Utah also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 40.4% of total non-durable exports.2

Vermont

In Vermont, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $1,240,503,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 7,297 people, and operates 138 facilities.1

The food industry in Vermont also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 30.4% of total non-durable exports.2

Virginia

In Virginia, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $12,653,391,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 67,028 people, and operates 398 facilities.1

The food industry in Virginia also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 15.0% of total non-durable exports.2

Washington

In Washington, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $9,660,260,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 67,556 people, and operates 743 facilities.1

The food industry in Washington also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 34.2% of total non-durable exports.2

West Virginia

In West Virginia, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $761,688,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 8,132 people, and operates 82 facilities.1

The food industry in West Virginia also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 0.7% of total non-durable exports.2

Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $18,556,089,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 120,257 people, and operates 973 facilities.1

The food industry in Wisconsin also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 28.5% of total non-durable exports.2

Wyoming

In Wyoming, the food and beverage industry contributes at least $705,542,000 per annum in value added to the economy, employs at least 7,459 people, and operates 59 facilities.1

The food industry in Wyoming also relies heavily on strong access to foreign markets, as processed foods account for approximately 0.7% of total non-durable exports.2

1 Data from 2006 Annual Survey of Manufacturers or 2006 County Business Patterns conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau

2 Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau