The Ohio wine and grape industry released its 2012 Economic Impact report, which finds that Ohio’s grape and wine industry has a significant impact of $786 million on the state’s economy, a 34% increase from the 2008 economic study released in 2010.
“Ohio’s wine industry is growing and represents a significant segment of the state’s $105 billion food and agriculture industry,” said Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels. “Ohio grape growers and wine makers all over the state are creating quality, award-winning products that rival those produced in well-known wine producing areas like California and Europe. The newly released 2012 Economic Impact Study is a great illustration of their success.”
Highlights of the report include the following:
• The full economic impact of Ohio wine and grapes is $786 million, a 34% increase from 2008.
• Provide 5,291 full-time jobs, with nearly 1,200 additional jobs created since 2008.… Continue readingRead More »