Economic Significance of Meetings Toolkit
The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy study reveals that the U.S. meetings industry directly supports 1.7 million jobs, $263 billion in spending, a $106 billion contribution to GDP, $60 billion in labor revenue, $14.3 billion in federal tax revenue and $11.3 billion in state and local tax revenue.
With the country looking for effective ways to work its way out of a recession, the meetings industry plays a critical role in supporting jobs in communities across America, creating environments that foster innovation and business success.
The new study, conducted by PwC US, assisted by a team of industry researchers, spanned more than a year in research and analysis and is the first-ever study of the size and scope of its kind. An alliance of 14 organizations, collectively representing the entire U.S. meetings industry, came together to fund the historic study quantifying the economic significance of the meetings sector.
Use these toolkit resources to help spred the word about the economic significance of the meetings industry:
Study Findings At-a-Glance
Final Report Executive Summary
Customizable Newsletter Article
Social Media Guidelines
Resources for Advocacy
How Meeting Professionals can use the research from The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U. S. Economy.