Eileen Berenyi of Governmental Advisory Associates released a report entitled “Nationwide Economic Benefits of the Waste-to-Energy Sector,” which concludes that the total economic contribution of the United States waste-to-energy sector is $5.6 billion of gross economic sales output. The sector encompasses nearly 14,000 direct and indirect jobs and nearly $890 million of total labor compensation. In 2010, the waste-to-energy sector directly employed 5,350 people servicing 85 plants in the United States. Direct labor earnings for those employees totaled $459 million in wages, salaries and benefits paid to WTE employees in the United States. An additional 8,557 full time equivalent jobs are created in the U.S. outside the WTE sector, based on an estimated 1.6 additional jobs supported by each direct waste-to-energy job. As a result of the WTE sector, those nearly 8,600 jobs yielded an additional $429 million in wages, salaries and benefits received by workers outside the waste-to-energy sector.