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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Clarke County

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Publication Number: M1669
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Clarke County

Forestry and forest products are a major component of Clarke County’s economy. Forest-related economic sectors generate value not only within the forest-related sectors but also in other sectors of the economy. The economic contributions of forest-related sectors and their contributions on other sectors can be estimated using input-output analysis. Using 2018 data, this study estimates the total economic contributions of forestry and the forest products industry to Clarke County, Mississippi.

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Clarke County during 2018 generated 238 jobs and over $10.4 million in income. That’s about 4.9% 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 includes all forms of employment income, including employee compensation (wages and benefits) and proprietor income, also referred to as labor income.

Total Output and Value Added Contributions

Forestry and the forest products industry generated over $34.0 million, or about 4.7% of economic output in Clarke County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $13.0 million, or about 4.9% 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.

Tax Contributions

Forest-related economic activity contributed an estimated $2.98 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $2.07 million for federal and $902,298 for state and local governments.

Contributions from forest-related sectors on employment and income in Clarke County, Mississippi, 2018.

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

2

0.04

77,795

0.05

Logging

104

2.13

5,306,095

3.45

Solid Wood Products

64

1.30

3,239,667

2.10

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

13

0.27

557,309

0.36

Subtotal

184

3.75

9,180,866

5.97

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Misc. Services

11

0.23

190,858

0.12

Resource Services

11

0.22

193,963

0.13

Wholesale & Retail Trade

9

0.17

172,340

0.11

Transport. & Comm. Services

5

0.11

179,442

0.12

Health Services

5

0.10

186,653

0.12

Misc. Manufacturing

5

0.10

130,401

0.08

Financial & Real Estate

5

0.10

48,021

0.03

Agricultural Products

1

0.02

36,991

0.02

Domestic Services

1

0.02

2,684

0.00

Education

1

0.01

7,971

0.01

Construction

0

0.01

25,393

0.02

Utility Services

0

0.01

23,072

0.01

Government

0

0.01

17,473

0.01

Recreation & Amusement

0

0.00

849

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

760

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

426

0.00

Mining

0

0.00

2,610

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

38

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

66

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

2

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

8

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

54

1.11

1,220,020

0.79

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

238

4.86

10,400,886

6.76

Rest of County

4,662

95.14

143,508,539

93.24

Total in County

4,900

100.00

153,909,425

100.00

Contributions from forest-related sectors on total output and value added in Clarke County, Mississippi, 2018.

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

118,385

0.02

79,101

0.03

Logging

8,636,368

1.20

5,218,523

1.97

Solid Wood Products

13,727,171

1.90

4,478,549

1.69

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

5,790,606

0.80

859,163

0.32

Subtotal

28,272,530

3.91

10,635,336

4.01

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Misc. Services

690,682

0.10

303,971

0.11

Resource Services

248,613

0.03

166,984

0.06

Wholesale & Retail Trade

804,863

0.11

352,884

0.13

Transport. & Comm. Services

739,798

0.10

240,942

0.09

Health Services

482,546

0.07

216,463

0.08

Misc. Manufacturing

366,200

0.05

154,164

0.06

Financial & Real Estate

1,486,659

0.21

750,667

0.28

Agricultural Products

153,792

0.02

16,728

0.01

Domestic Services

232,561

0.03

48,451

0.02

Education

21,739

0.00

7,612

0.00

Construction

94,484

0.01

34,403

0.01

Utility Services

356,423

0.05

100,996

0.04

Government

20,211

0.00

17,489

0.01

Recreation & Amusement

3,695

0.00

1,905

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

11,897

0.00

2,231

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

8,960

0.00

1,132

0.00

Mining

4,233

0.00

2,664

0.00

Food Processing

185

0.00

53

0.00

Metal Industries

132

0.00

0

0.00

Transportation Equipment

96

0.00

67

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

14

0.00

2

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

5

0.00

1

0.00

Technology Industries

6

0.00

1

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

9

0.00

8

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

5,727,802

0.79

2,419,819

0.91

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

34,000,332

4.71

13,055,154

4.93

Rest of County

688,594,317

95.29

252,008,559

95.07

Total in County

722,594,649

100.00

265,063,713

100.00

Economic contributions developed using 2018 IMPLAN® software and data (reported in 2020 dollars).

Clarke County forestland acreage, ownership, value, and taxes collected.

Total forestland acres, 2018

365,620

Private ownership acres

359,663

Public ownership acres

5,958

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$12,021,893

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$1,274,200

Value of standing timber, 2018

$508,513,704

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$39,200,858

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$145,554

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$116,443

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$29,111

Sources: Forestland ownership, acreage, and timber volumes were estimated using the USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, Forest Inventory EVALIDator web application Version 1.8.0.01. Tax collections according to Mississippi Tax Commission and Mississippi Department of Revenue. Timber harvest values according to the Mississippi Harvest of Forest Products Report.


M1669 (100-11-20)

By Shaun M. Tanger, PhD, Assistant Extension Professor, Forestry; Marcus K. Measells, MS, Senior Extension Associate, Forestry; James E. Henderson, PhD, Extension Professor and Head, Coastal Research and Extension Center; and Ian A. Munn, PhD, Associate Dean and Professor, Forestry.

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Authors

Portrait of Dr. Shaun Tanger
Assistant Professor
Timber Taxation, Forestry Economics, Forest Management, Forest Finance
Portrait of Mr. Marc Measells
Senior Extension Associate
Portrait of Dr. James Emery Henderson
Professor and Head
Forest Economics and Management