Ethanol, a renewable fuel made right here in Wisconsin, plays an important role in boosting the U.S. economy. Here are some facts:
- The average 40 million gallon ethanol plant creates 32 full-time jobs and provides an extra $1.2 million in tax revenue for a community. [Source: http://www.ethanolfacts.com/ETHL2007/quickfacts.html]
- Ethanol production has created more than 40,000 U.S. jobs, which equals more than $1.3 billion in household income.
- Directly and indirectly, ethanol production adds $6 billion to the American economy each year. [Source: http://www.communityservices.nd.gov/energy/renewable-energy/ethanol/ethanol-facts/mythbusters/default.asp?ID=480]