Number of employees in printing and graphic arts statewide: 73,000.
In Sarasota-Manatee: 2,326.
Total amount of sales revenue statewide in 2004: $8.8 billion.
Rank of printing among Florida manufacturing industries by sales: 1.
In Sarasota-Manatee: 1.
Annual statewide payroll: $2.74 billion.
Florida's median annual press operator's salary: $40,600.
Desktop publisher: $29,860.
Sales director: $78,000.
Number of printing firms in Florida: 6,200.
In Sarasota-Manatee: 292.
National rank of the state of Florida by amount of printing shipments: 12.
Estimated number of new printers opened in Florida in 2004: 50 (in addition to numerous mergers and consolidations).
In Sarasota-Manatee: 6.
Number of main printing processes: 7 (sheetfed offset, web offset, screen, electronic including electrostatic, flexography, thermography and gravure).
Source: Michael H. Streibig, president and CEO of the Printing Association of Florida.