Alaska Wine Industry

Alaska
Economic Impact Study
2022

WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries in Washington, commissioned a 2022 National Economic Impact Study of the Wine Industry by John Dunham & Associates. The study shows that the Alaska wine industry generated over $313 million for the American economy in 2022. Since all 50 states produce and consume wine, the study includes detailed data for each state. Below is the information for Alaska.

Alaska Wine Industry Highlights

Total
Output

The wine industry generates close to $313.22 million in total economic activity in the State of Alaska, dramatically illustrating that wine is the ultimate value-added beverage. The broader economic impact flows throughout the state, generating business for firms seemingly unrelated to the wine industry. Real people, with real jobs, working in industries as varied as farming, banking, accounting, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, printing, and advertising depend on the wine industry for their livelihoods.

State
Reach

¹The Alaska wine industry includes a total of 4 wine producers¹ as well as 0 acres of vineyards.

Job
Creation

The Alaska wine industry directly employs as many as 1,519 people, and generates an additional 391 jobs in supplier and ancillary industries which supply goods and services to the industry, and whose sales depend on the wine industry’s economic activity. Ultimately, 2,454 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry.

Wage
Generation

The Alaska wine industry provides good jobs, paying an average of $47,600 in annual wages and benefits. The total wages generated by direct, indirect, and induced economic activity driven by the wine industry are $116.80 million.

Tourist
Activity

The Alaska wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly ($2,302,900) in state and local taxes, and $16.05 million in federal taxes for a total of $13.75 million. In addition, the industry generates approximately $2.21 million federal consumption taxes and $21.28 million in state consumption taxes which include excise and sales taxes. 

Tax
Revenue

The Alaska wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly ($2,302,900) in state and local taxes, and $16.05 million in federal taxes for a total of $13.75 million. In addition, the industry generates approximately $2.21 million federal consumption taxes and $21.28 million in state consumption taxes which include excise and sales taxes. 

1 – Throughout this study, the winery count refers to the number of winery facilities. A single winery may have multiple facilities throughout the state or country. Each of these facilities is included in the winery count.

Economic Impact of the Alaska Wine Industry in 2022

Direct Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Winery 15 $ 1,092,800 $ 5,155,900
Vineyard - $ - $ -
Wholesale 44 $ 2,872,400 $ 11,309,500
Retail 1,460 $ 52,738,600 $ 101,274,900
Association - $ - $ -
Research and Education - $ - $ -
Tourism - $ 11,700 $ 28,300
Total Direct Impact 1,519 $ 56,715,500 $ 117,768,600
Supplier Impact JobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 71 $ 2,929,100 $ 8,262,200
Business and Personal Services 105 $ 8,344,400 $ 14,727,400
Construction Jobs 3 $ 219,300 $ 684,700
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 51 $ 2,001,900 $ 12,424,700
Government 7 $ 838,200 $ 1,310,700
Manufacturing 63 $ 4,529,400 $ 28,383,100
Mining 12 $ 1,895,100 $ 8,791,400
Other - $ - $ -
Retailing 8 $ 327,200 $ 801,900
Transportation and Communication 37 $ 3,816,500 $ 13,560,800
Travel and Entertainment 21 $ 715,300 $ 1,262,600
Wholesaling 13 $ 1,067,400 $ 3,177,300
Total Supplier Impact 391 $ 26,683,800 $ 93,386,800
Induced Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 23 $ 718,600 $ 2,146,600
Business and Personal Services 212 $ 15,237,600 $ 25,356,200
Construction 4 $ 263,700 $ 827,000
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 64 $ 2,981,300 $ 25,978,700
Government 5 $ 539,200 $ 1,097,900
Manufacturing 31 $ 2,122,200 $ 14,065,600
Mining 7 $ 1,367,100 $ 5,907,900
Other 13 $ 642,800 $ 723,400
Retailing 66 $ 2,715,400 $ 6,580,000
Transportation and Communication 34 $ 3,212,400 $ 10,415,800
Travel and Entertainment 73 $ 2,417,400 $ 5,177,500
Wholesaling 12 $ 1,186,500 $ 3,783,600
Total Induce Economic Impact 544 $ 33,404,200 $ 102,060,200
Total Economic Impact
Total Jobs 2,454
Total Wages $ 116,803,500
Total Output $ 313,215,600
Tourism Impact
Visits 110
Tourists33
Spending $37,200
Grape and Wine Production
Winery Count 4
Vineyard Acres -
Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes $ 2,206,500
State Excise Taxes $ 6,335,700
Sales Tax $ -
Control State Markups $ -
Other Taxes $ 14,940,500
Total Consumption Taxes $ 23,482,700
Federal Consumption Taxes $ 2,206,500
State Consumption Taxes $ 21,276,200
Federal Business Taxes $ 16,054,700
State Business Taxes $ (2,302,900)
Total Business Taxes $ 13,751,800
Total Federal Business and Consumption Taxes $ 18,261,200
Total State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 18,973,300
Total Federal and State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 37,234,500

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