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The Oklahoma Beverage Association (OBA) is the trade association that represents Oklahoma’s non-alcoholic beverage industry. The OBA represents numerous beverage producers, distributors, franchise companies and support industries. Together, they bring to market dozens of brands, flavors and packages, including regular and diet soft drinks, bottled water and water beverages, 100 percent juice and juice drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and ready-to-drink teas.
The OBA provides a neutral forum in which members convene to discuss common issues while maintaining their tradition of spirited competition in the Oklahoma marketplace. The Association also serves as liaison between the industry, government and the public, and provides a unified voice in legislative and regulatory matters. As the leading voice for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry in Oklahoma, the OBA is effective in promoting the interests and issues of members through legislative changes and public awareness.
Oklahoma’s non-alcoholic beverage industry plays an important role in the state’s economy, providing well-paying jobs, paying significant tax dollars to the state and federal government and making generous charitable contributions in communities across the state.
Oklahoma’s Beverage Industry Provides 3,944 Jobs in the State.
In addition to beverage production and distribution jobs, Oklahoma’s beverage industry supports a number of other business sectors and their employees throughout the state that benefit from the economic impact of our industry. In fact, more than 13,291 workers in restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters and more depend, in part, on beverage sales for their livelihoods.
With a direct economic impact of $2.7 billion, Oklahoma’s beverage industry provides $243.3 million in wages, and contributes $224.5 million in taxes at the state level and $322.8 million at the federal level.
Oklahoma’s beverage industry also generously contributes $15.9 million to charitable causes across the state.