The financial services industry provides jobs for 7.6 million Americans nationwide.
Last year, the financial services industry raised nearly $1.6 trillion in equity and debt capital to fund businesses.
The financial services industry also raised $475 billion for state and local governments/projects in 2009. These funds are used to build schools, roads, hospitals, and to make other infrastructure improvements.
Nearly 6% of the U.S. gross domestic product is generated by the financial services industry.
The financial industry impacts America everyday in countless ways.
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