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District Fact Sheets:

Employment

The Second District of Missouri, represented by the Honorable Ann Wagner, is home to plastics manufacturers and establishments engaged in plastics processing activities (captives) that directly employ 2,680 people. It is also home to plastics dependent industries that use plastics to make or provide numerous products and services. Plastics and dependent industries combined employ 126,070 in Missouri's Second District.

Payroll

The plastics industry’s direct payroll in Missouri's Second District, including captive plastic products, is $138 million. Plastics dependent industries add another $5.6 billion to the district’s payroll.

Although some of the dependent payroll would exist without plastics, there would be less of it, because cost effective replacements for plastics are not available in many applications.

Taxes

Together, plastics manufacturers, captives and the industries that depend on plastics contribute $1,786 million in state and federal personal income taxes, and $908 million in payroll (FICA) taxes.