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The 2000 Illinois Vineyard Survey showed 400+ acres of grapes compared to 181 two years earlier. There are 28 wineries with eight more scheduled to open - up from four in the 1980s. State government has allocated $500,000 annually to an Illinois Grape and Wine Resource Council in part to boost the state's economy. We address the need to quantify benefits by creating detailed budgets for the winegrape and wine industries. These become part of a state-wide input-output model (IMPLAN). Results indicate that grape growing has an output multiplier of 1.90. Winemaking, which includes out-of-state grapes has an output multiplier of 1.76.

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