Have you ever thought about who makes your favorite treat?

Manufacturers of chocolate, candy, gum and mints directly employ nearly 54,000 people across the United States, with more than 550,000 jobs supported in related industries, including agriculture, retail, transportation and more. For every job created in confectionery manufacturing, another ten are supported in related industries, creating a 1:10 multiplier effect.

America’s leading chocolate and candy companies are committed to community engagement and responsible marketing. Confectioners are a vital piece of the American economy, as they have been manufacturing some of the world’s most iconic brands for decades.

During National Candy Month, we celebrate the hardworking Americans who make the treats we’ve loved for hundreds of years.

Learn more about the Power of Sweet. For an inside look at the faces behind your favorite treats, check out The Sweet Life.