The Ohio ethanol industry in conjunction with researchers from The Ohio State University released a first-of-its-kind study detailing the impact ethanol has had on Ohio since the first plants were built in 2008. Among the highlights:
· The ethanol industry has supported nearly 13,000 jobs and invested more than $2.6 billion in the state since 2008 through the construction and operation of ethanol facilities.
· Ethanol plant operations are pumping an estimated $433 million in economic output and generating an additional $103 million in direct income for Ohio households every single year.
· Current ethanol operations directly or indirectly employ 1,562 people across the state. For every 1 of the 280 jobs directly involved in ethanol operations, another 4.57 jobs are created in rural industries.