Economic Impact Studies Demonstrate How California Avocado Industry Strengthens State’s Economic Climate

  • Sep 24, 2020

In August 2020, the California Avocado Commission retained the Tootelian Company to conduct an assessment of the economic impact California avocado growers and handlers have across the state and within avocado-producing counties. Copies of the statewide and individual county reports are now available online (see the links in the right-hand navigation).

According to the statewide and county reports, California avocado growers and handlers play a significant role in strengthening California’s economic climate generating economic activity, jobs, labor income that fuels household spending, and business taxes that help fund State programs.

Highlights from The Economic Impact of Avocado Growers and Handlers in the State of California are as follows. Overall, California avocado growers and handlers generate:

  • More than $1.5 billion per year in economic output.
  • More than 14,510 full-time equivalent jobs due to their business activities and the fact that their purchases create jobs in a variety of economic sectors.
  • More than $666.7 million per year in labor income that is diffused throughout the State as households spend this income on a variety of goods and services.
  • Nearly $40.9 million annually in indirect business taxes that can help pay for portions of various State programs that benefit California communities.

To learn more about how California avocado growers positively impact communities across our state, click on one of the links below to access the full report.

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