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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Chickasaw County

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Publication Number: M1666
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Forestry and forest products are important to Chickasaw County’s economy. They contribute to many 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 Chickasaw County, Mississippi.


Forest-related economic activity in Chickasaw County during 2013 generated 3,797 jobs and over $148 million in income. That’s about 45% of jobs and 50% 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 $598 million, or about 50% of economic output, in Chickasaw County. Forest-related value added amounted to more than $186 million, or about 42% 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 $45.2 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This total includes tax revenue of $30.3 million for federal and $14.9 million for state and local governments.

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