Our Strong Economic Impact
Making chocolate, candy, gum and mints, our industry plays an important role in the U.S. economy. We create good-paying jobs in the manufacturing sector in the U.S., and support thousands of additional American jobs as we sell our products in the marketplace, and source our ingredients, packaging and transportation. Additional jobs, known as induced jobs, are supported through the re-spending of wages throughout the supply chain.
Direct Economic Impact in the U.S.
Federal, State & Local Taxes*
National Multiplier Effect
U.S. confectionery manufacturing job
other jobs in the U.S. economy
The Economic Impact and Leadership of America’s Confectionery Industry
Manufacturers of chocolate, candy, gum and mints directly employ nearly 58,000 people across the United States, with almost 700,000 jobs supported in related industries, including agriculture, retail, transportation and more.
Power of Sweet in the States
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Primary Source: John Dunham & Associates 2021, New York, NY
1 2022, Euromonitor International
2 2019, Trade Data Monitor
*Figure includes business taxes paid in direct, supplier, and induced industries.