Economic Impact

The Beverage Industry is a Major Contributor to Georgia’s Economy

Georgia’s beverage companies manufacture and distribute some of the most popular nonalcoholic 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 well-paying jobs, paying significant tax dollars to the state and federal government and making generous charitable contributions to organizations across the state. We are American companies making Georgian products with Georgian workers in Georgia’s hometowns!

Our Industry Delivers!

Economic Impact:

With a direct economic impact of $13.6 billion, Georgia’s beverage industry provides $1.6 billion in wages, and contributes $932.2 million in taxes at the state level and $2.2 billion at the federal level.

Supporting Georgia Charities:

In 2012, Georgia’s beverage industry generously contributed $84.6 million to charitable causes across the state.

Benefitting Local Businesses:

Georgia’s beverage industry supports a number of other business sectors and their employees throughout the state. In fact, more than 25,843 workers in restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters and more depend, in part, on beverage sales for their livelihoods.