New report shows beer industry has $10.2 billion impact on Michigan’s economy
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – Eastown Distributors, a family owned beer and wine distributor headquartered in Highland Park, is proud to play a role in the continued growth and success of Michigan’s beer industry.
According to a new report released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute, Michigan’s beer industry has a $10.2 billion impact on the state’s economy. Michigan’s beer distributors alone have an economic impact of more than $830 million, employing over 4,700 people in good-paying jobs with good benefits.
“This new report helps quantify the enormous impact the state’s beer industry continues to have on the state’s economy and how it contributes to Michigan’s continued economic comeback,” said Paul Quasarano, President of Eastown Distributors. “We’re proud to work with breweries throughout Michigan, across the country and around the world to help them compete, grow and thrive on a level playing field.”
Michigan’s thriving beer industry, which includes brewers, distributors, retailers and supporting industries such as agriculture, transportation and manufacturing, pumped nearly $10.2 billion into Michigan’s economy, employed over 62,000 people and paid more than $2.6 billion in wages in 2018.
“From malthouses and hop farms to breweries and local retailers, the beer industry continues to have a positive impact on Michigan’s economy throughout the entire supply chain, and we expect this growth to continue,” Quasarano said. “Michigan is home to some of the most innovative breweries in the country and is now a Top 5 beer producer, making it not just the Great Lakes State but the Great Beer State, too.”
Eastown Distributors is a fourth-generation family owned business serving northeast Wayne County since 1933. Eastown employs over 100 Michiganders with fair wages and full benefits.# # #