The dairy industry has a powerful economic impact – $628 billion in total – on the American economy. As part of this support, the dairy industry contributes to unique industries across the nation, like manufacturers of food products machinery.
American dairy plant machinery and equipment manufacturers rely on dairy companies for much of their business, such as manufacturers of homogenizers, pasteurizers and ice cream freezers, as well as other food processing equipment such as slicers, choppers and mixers.
Dairy companies, distributors and retailers also support manufacturing workers. The jobs of nearly 1,330 employees depend on dairy industry purchases of machinery and equipment.
All told, the dairy industry creates more than $421.2 million in economic impact and generates $108 million in wages for American manufacturers of food processing machinery.
IDFA is taking these deep dives into the data of Dairy Delivers®, its economic impact tool, to demonstrate dairy’s economic power and its ripple effect on other American industries.
Access IDFA’s Dairy Delivers® here.
Members with questions may contact Dave Carlin, IDFA senior vice president of legislative affairs and economic policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.