America’s corn refiners are an essential link in the nation’s agricultural and economic value chain. The vast majority of corn refining facilities are located in the Corn Belt where our economic footprint has an incredibly positive impact on our local communities. The commitment to our communities and social good brought by the people of the corn refining industry are what really drive its success. In the United States, the industry directly employs nearly 7,200 people with salaries and wages over $900 million. Further, every job directly supported by the corn refining industry adds an additional 23 jobs across the U.S. contributing an additional $10 billion in incomes.
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America’s food and agriculture sectors feed the economy and fortify the nation. Together, they account for roughly one-fifth of the country’s economic activity, supporting over 22 million jobs or 15 percent of U.S. employment. It begins in the rich soil of America’s farms and ranches – more than 2.1 million of them – spread across the heartland and stretching to the coasts, covering two out of every five American acres.
more than 1 in 4 U.S. jobs
1/5th 2016 U.S. GDP
Meanwhile, millions of food scientists, grocers and truck-drivers work in more than 200,000 food manufacturing, processing and storage facilities, to keep food fresh and deliver it on time. The journey may conclude at one of the nation’s 1 million restaurants, staffed by some of the 15.1 million Americans employed there. More often, it ends at home, at the kitchen table, surrounded by a family grateful for the nation’s bounty.
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