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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Amite County

Publication Number: M1661
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Forestry and forest products are important to Amite County’s economy. They contribute tomany sectors of the economy. The economic contribution of forest-related sectors and their impacts on other sectors can be estimated using input-output analysis. Using 2013 data, this study estimates the total economic contribution of forestry and the forest products industry to Amite County, Mississippi.


Forest-related economic activity in Amite County during 2013 generated 924 jobs and over $39 million in income. That’s about 16.9% of jobs and 27.1% of income in the county. Employment is the number of full- and part-time jobs in all sectors of the economy. Income is salaries and wages paid to employees. 


Forestry and the forest products industry generated more than $116 million, or about 20.9% of economic output, in Amite County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $50 million, or about 20.1% of all value added in the county. The value of all goods and services produced is defined as total output. Value added is a portion of total output and represents the creation of new wealth.


Forest-related economic activity contributed an estimated $13 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This total includes tax revenue of $8.7 million for federal and $4.3 million for state and local governments.

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