IDFA continues to demonstrate that the dairy industry has a powerful economic impact – $628 billion in total – on the American economy. Did you know that dairy also indirectly supports unique industries across the nation, like companies that repair and maintain household and personal goods?
Dairy companies, distributors and retailers support American repair technicians in a number of ways. Nearly 6,970 jobs at firms that repair and maintain personal and household goods depend on spending by the dairy industry or dairy industry employees. This number includes 3,400 jobs held by people performing services directly for dairy manufacturers. It also includes jobs for people who repair and maintain uniforms, shoes, desks and other furniture, as well as other non-electrical equipment.
Almost 3,570 additional jobs for technicians and repair people result from dairy employees and supplier employees who hire them to repair personal and household items.
All told, the dairy industry creates $345.8 million in wages and nearly $588.7 million in economic impact for firms employing American repair technicians.
IDFA is sharing 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.
Members with questions may contact Dave Carlin, IDFA senior vice president of legislative affairs and economic policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.