C + R Research has just released a new report on the craft beer industry. It contains a number of insights:
- Vermont has the most number of breweries per capita
- And Vermont also produces the most pints per capita
- To no surprise to anyone that follows this industry, the number of craft breweries continues to show a steady upward trend
- And the states seeing the most growth are New Jersey and Kentucky
But I think the most striking figure in this report is the economic impact:
Per capita for 21+ adults, Colorado comes in at No. 1 with an economic impact of $764 per person and Vermont at No. 2 with an economic impact of $681 per person. These numbers represent the overall output of the craft beer industry in each state based on the 21+ population.
via Vermont heads up the field in craft beer | Vermont Business Magazine
Good read on business’ responsibility to create work, not just profit, in order to prevent future Brexits:
To prevent such catastrophes from happening, business needs to play a more active, engaged role in creating the kind of thriving, vibrant economies that inoculate societies from self-implosion—because those implosions take businesses down with them, too. Brexits don’t happen in thriving economies; they only happen when the pie is shrinking. People who have good jobs — jobs that allow them to do something useful, that pay livable wages, that come with good benefits — who can educate their children, get the health care they need, and live lives that are decent and whole generally don’t blow up their own economies in a misguided bid for attention, justice, and vengeance.
Source: Business Leaders Have Abandoned the Middle Class
Some great questions to ponder for your organization or business:
- Do outsiders get the benefit of the doubt?
- Do we make it easy for outsiders to become insiders?
- Is there a clear and well-lit path to do so?
- When we tell someone new, “that not how we do things around here,” do we also encourage them to learn the other way and to try again?
- Are we even capable of explaining the status quo, or is the way we do things set merely because we forgot that we could do it better?
- Is a day without emotional or organizational growth a good day?
Source: Seth’s Blog: Closing the gate