Analysis: renewable fuel industry supports 19,080 jobs in Wisconsin

Freeman Staff

April 2, 2015

MILWAUKEE - A report released Thursday by non-partisan Fuels America showed that the renewable fuel industry supports 19,080 jobs, $982.6 million in wages and $4.2 billion in total economic activity in Wisconsin.

The numbers are from an economic impact study conducted by John Dunham & Associates. The economic analysis takes into account the entire supply chain for renewable fuel and quantifies the effect to the economy at the statewide and congressional district level.

According to the analysis, in the greater Milwaukee Area, the renewable fuel industry supports:

*5,374 jobs

*$290.1 million in wages

*$1.1 billion of economic output

These numbers reflect the total economic impact of renewable fuels in the following Congressional Districts:

*Wisconsinís 1st District, Rep. Paul Ryan

*Wisconsinís 4th District, Rep. Gwen Moore

*Wisconsinís 5th District, Rep. James F. Sensenbrenner

The full report, along with detailed numbers by state and congressional district, is available on the Fuels America website, www.fuelsamerica.org.