Our industry also has a powerful story to tell in terms of the major contribution it makes to state, local and national economies. The Insurance Information InstituteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s online publication Ã¢â‚¬Å“A Firm FoundationÃ¢â‚¬ shows the myriad ways in which insurance supports the economy. The I.I.I. has also created state-specific editions which concentrate on the insurance industryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s role as a key player in the California, Florida, Maryland and Texas economies. Dozens of charts highlight the economic support provided by the insurance industry, from defraying the costs of catastrophes, to providing employment, to fueling the capital markets.