Nutrition Business Journal

Supplement Industry Packs Powerful Economic Punch

According to a new study funded by the Natural Products Foundation, the dietary supplement industry contributes about $61 billion annually to the U.S. economy, supports more than 450,000 jobs and paid more than $10 billion in taxes in 2006. Titled the Economic Impact Report, the study was completed by Dobson | DaVanzo & Associates, a Washington D.C.-based economic research firm, and is the first to quantify the dietary supplement industry's overall financial impact on

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