Economic Impact Overview

Print Powers the Economy

What's print's economic footprint? We bet it's bigger than you think!

Almost all printing and imaging that is consumed in the United States is produced domestically. Print is so widespread in everyday use that it is ubiquitous as a communications medium and packaging material and also spatially spread across the landscape of the country.

Powering America's Workforce

Today's printing industry jobs are often high tech, high skill, and high paying. Positions range from professional and managerial, to marketing/sales and administrative, to hands-on operations and production. Print Powers America is dedicated to promoting public policy and educational initiatives that will continue developing a creative, entrepreneurial, and technically skilled workforce for in-demand print jobs well into the future.

For industry employers and job seekers, be sure to visit, PIA's job bank resource for advertising employment opportunities and connecting with job hunters in the printing and graphic arts industry.

The Economic Impact Beyond Print

While it's obvious that a dollar spent translates to the overall economy, what about the subsequent spending such as paper and supply purchases or spending by print employees? Go beyond print's conventional direct footprint to see the industry's full economic reach, including its indirect and induced contributions, in this exclusive report and infographic . Print's power is not only felt nationally, but at the state and local level, too.

See a snapshot of print's economic impact on your state. Click the map and then select your state.

Looking for more data on the economic impact of print? Visit PIA's Center for Print Economics and Management.