IDFA continues to demonstrate that the dairy industry has a powerful economic impact – $620 billion in total – on the American economy. Did you know that dairy also indirectly supports unique industries across the nation, like photographic services? Dairy companies, distributors and retailers support the American photography industry in a number of ways. More than 2,430 jobs in the photography industry depend on spending by the dairy industry or dairy industry employees. This includes over 650 photography jobs that are producing pictures used in such things as product labels or company brochures and websites. These jobs are all the result of purchases directly paid for by dairy companies. About 1,790 additional jobs in photographic services result from dairy employees and supplier employees hiring photographers for parties and weddings or having digital pictures made into photographs. All told, the dairy industry creates $108.4 million in wages and almost $152.4 million in economic impact for the American photographic services industry.
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.