Last May, Roger Entner of Recon Analytics released a report on the effect the wireless industry has on America’s economy. Titled “The Wireless Industry: The Essential Engine of US Economic Growth” (PDF), the report found:
• The US wireless industry is responsible for 3.8 million jobs, directly and indirectly, an increase of more than 200,00 over the past six years; this accounts for 2.6% of all US employment.
• The wireless industry is now larger than the publishing, agriculture, hotels and lodging, air transportation, motion picture and recording, and motor vehicle manufacturing industry segments and rivals the computer systems design services and oil and gas extraction industries.
• The wireless industry and its direct and indirect employees paid $88.6 billion in taxes, including federal, state and local fees and taxes.
To help illustrate his report’s findings, Entner has released a series of infographics highlighting essential facts. Below is one on the economic impact of spectrum. The rest are available at the Recon Analytics website.