A report compiled by Recon Analytics and commissioned by wireless association CTIA portrays the wireless telecommunications sector as “the essential engine of U.S. economic growth,” contributing more to the national economy than the auto, agriculture, hotel and motion picture industries. According to the report, between July 2010 and July 2011—and despite a global recession—the U.S. wireless industry accounted for 3.8 million jobs that represent a gain of 200,000 U.S. jobs over the previous six years. During the period in question, the wireless industry also contributed to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) a whopping $195.5 billion, which ranks on par with the 46th largest economy in the world. While contributing nearly $90 billion in income tax revenues to local, state and federal governments, the wireless industry also accounted for $33 billion in productivity improvements for U.S. businesses. Those productivity gains are projected to exceed more than $1.4 trillion over the next decade, and the report further estimates that every 10 MHz in additional spectrum allocated to U.S. wireless carriers will add $1.7 billion to the U.S. GDP as well as 7,000 new jobs. If the FCC achieves its National Broadband Plan goal of allocating an additional 500 MHz of spectrum to the wireless industry over the next decade, the report estimates that $86.5 billion will be added to the GDP over that period as well as 350,000 new jobs. Declaring that the report findings depict “a perfect storm of breakthrough devices and accelerating investment by network providers as they compete to develop and deploy new generations of wireless infrastructure,” Roger Entner, the author of the Recon study, observed: “any way you measure—by value, jobs, or productivity—wireless is an American growth leader.”