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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Claiborne County

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Publication Number: M1668
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Forestry and forest products are important to Claiborne 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 Claiborne County, Mississippi.


Forest-related economic activity in Claiborne County during 2013 generated 412 jobs and nearly $20 million in income. That’s about 8.3% of jobs and 6.8% 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 $52 million, or about 4.9% of economic output, in Claiborne County. Forest-related value added amounted to nearly $23 million, or about 3% 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 $3.5 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This total includes tax revenue of $2.3 million for federal and $1.2 million for state and local governments.

Department: MSU Extension- Claiborne County

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