Monday, July 7, 2008

Economic Impact

I am just back from a week in Washington, DC with my counterparts from Goodwills across the country. We shared information about the impact of Goodwill with our elected representatives that I would also like to share with you.

The numbers prove that Goodwill is an important piece of the effort to jumpstart Michigan’s economy. The 10 Goodwills in our state generate more than $100 million in annual revenue.

Here are the important numbers about the Goodwills in Michigan for 2007:
· $103.1 million in gross revenues
· Direct employment of 3588 people
· Served 28,949 clients
· Placed 6349 people in competitive wage job positions

Nationally there are more than 180 local Goodwill organizations training, preparing folks to be ready for work and trusted from the day they start working. I am proud that Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit is a key part of this important effort..

Trained. Trusted. Ready to Work.

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