Broadcasters' Economic Impact

Broadcasters are an integral part of the towns and cities they serve, providing citizens with investigative stories, local news, emergency warnings, entertainment and sports they rely on every day. In addition to educating members of Congress on these vital ways you are serving your local communities, make sure they also know about broadcasters’ positive economic impact. Local and radio and TV stations provide much-needed jobs for our communities and connect consumers with small businesses. More than 2.47 million American jobs depend on broadcasting. The local broadcast radio and television industry, and the businesses that depend on it, generate $1.17 trillion annually for the nation’s economy.

To view the economic impact broadcasters have on your state, visit and click on a state in the interactive map.


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