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U.S. Video Game Industry Growth Eclipses National Economy

Gamedaily writes:

"Economists Incorporated recently conducted an economic impact report for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The study Video Games in the 21st Century: Economic Contributions of the U.S. Entertainment Software Industry found that the game industry's annual growth rate from 2003 to 2006 in the U.S. exceeded 17 percent. During the same period, the U.S. economy grew just four percent.

It's yet another sign of the strength of the booming video game business, which the ESA says directly employs more than 24,000 individuals in the U.S., with an average salary of $92,300 as of 2006."

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