The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Amite County
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.
EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME IMPACTS
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.
TOTAL OUTPUT AND VALUE ADDED IMPACTS
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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