Community Involvement

The Beverage Industry is a Major Contributor to Oregon’s Economy

Oregon’s beverage companies manufacture and distribute some of the most popular nonalcoholic beverages in the world. From products in your neighborhood store to our support of local community initiatives, our presence is felt in every community across the state. We play an important role in the state’s economy by providing good-paying jobs, paying significant tax dollars to the state and federal government and making generous charitable contributions to organizations across the state.

Benefiting Local Businesses

America’s beverage industry supports a number of other business sectors and their employees throughout the state. In fact, more than 20,000 workers in restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters and more depend, in part, on beverage sales for their livelihoods.

Making an Economic Impact

  • $2.5​ billion direct economic impact
  • $314.5 million in wages and benefits
  • $171.1 million contributed in state taxes
  • $392.6 million contributed in federal taxes

Supporting Local Charities

Oregon beverage companies and their employees also generously contribute $35.1 million to charitable causes across the state.