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The Oklahoma beer industry and the Beer Distributors of Oklahoma have long had a positive economic impact on the state of Oklahoma and local economies. Now, a new study reconfirms what those in the industry have known all along….the beer industry is a very real economic engine nationally and in Oklahoma. The study, entitled Beer Serves America, and commissioned by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute, reveals that job creation and payroll, along with property, income and excise taxes continues to grow in Oklahoma, and BDO reinvestment in and support of local communities is having a very significant economic impact.


The old saying “the proof is in the pudding” is certainly true when analyzing the 2015 Beer Serves America Report. Take a look at the economic facts:

  • The Oklahoma beer industry, including brewers, distributors, retailers and industry-related professions, provides over 17,000 jobs in Oklahoma.
  • The Oklahoma beer industry comprises over $726 million in wage and salary value in Oklahoma.
  • The economic benefit of the beer industry to Oklahoma’s economy is over $2.8 billion which includes direct impact from brewers, distributors and retailers plus added impact from suppliers and other sectors affected by the industry such as agriculture, business and personal services and general manufacturing.
  • The Oklahoma beer industry, including brewers, distributors, retailers and consumers, annually generates over $412 million in business and personal taxes as well as federal, state, local and consumption taxes.

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