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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Harrison County

Publication Number: M1673
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Harrison County

Forestry and forest products are a major component of Harrison 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 Harrison County, Mississippi.

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Harrison County during 2018 generated 794 jobs and over $120.2 million in income. That’s about 0.6% of jobs and 1.9% 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 $184.7 million, or about 1.1% of economic output in Harrison County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $140.6 million, or about 1.5% 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 $20.64 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $14.02 million for federal and $6.62 million for state and local governments.

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

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

12

0.01

613,373

0.01

Logging

143

0.11

84,726,672

1.36

Solid Wood Products

16

0.01

204,453

0.00

Wood Furniture

151

0.12

15,280,890

0.25

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

322

0.25

100,825,389

1.62

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Misc. Services

144

0.11

4,220,648

0.07

Wholesale & Retail Trade

112

0.09

3,707,592

0.06

Health Services

69

0.05

4,529,380

0.07

Misc. Manufacturing

50

0.04

1,900,179

0.03

Financial & Real Estate

42

0.03

1,260,564

0.02

Transport. & Comm. Services

10

0.01

402,784

0.01

Recreation & Amusement

10

0.01

328,666

0.01

Resource Services

9

0.01

1,638,869

0.03

Education

7

0.01

285,915

0.00

Domestic Services

6

0.00

284,141

0.00

Construction

4

0.00

182,933

0.00

Government

4

0.00

285,727

0.00

Utility Services

4

0.00

353,697

0.01

Agricultural Products

1

0.00

-1,670

0.00

Mining

0

0.00

854

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

5,660

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

7,358

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

3,778

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

2,869

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

640

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

143

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

42

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

37

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

24

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

472

0.36

19,400,829

0.31

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

794

0.61

120,226,218

1.93

Rest of County

129,197

99.39

6,096,684,984

98.07

Total in County

129,991

100.00

6,216,911,202

100.00

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

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

842,932

0.00

617,144

0.01

Logging

88,038,325

0.51

84,576,119

0.87

Solid Wood Products

2,058,478

0.01

265,661

0.00

Wood Furniture

30,177,683

0.18

18,168,949

0.19

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

121,117,418

0.70

103,627,872

1.07

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Misc. Services

11,054,997

0.06

6,192,742

0.06

Wholesale & Retail Trade

10,969,908

0.06

6,236,281

0.06

Health Services

8,777,905

0.05

5,086,341

0.05

Misc. Manufacturing

3,867,728

0.02

2,238,544

0.02

Financial & Real Estate

18,850,838

0.11

12,009,747

0.12

Transport. & Comm. Services

1,436,626

0.01

538,809

0.01

Recreation & Amusement

918,106

0.01

513,220

0.01

Resource Services

1,666,554

0.01

1,586,826

0.02

Education

477,186

0.00

303,655

0.00

Domestic Services

1,872,260

0.01

758,966

0.01

Construction

773,850

0.00

262,103

0.00

Government

607,162

0.00

242,613

0.00

Utility Services

2,142,176

0.01

1,046,391

0.01

Agricultural Products

11,565

0.00

3,348

0.00

Mining

40,866

0.00

2,776

0.00

Food Processing

35,380

0.00

7,454

0.00

Transportation Equipment

31,369

0.00

9,456

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

17,756

0.00

6,409

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

27,275

0.00

5,241

0.00

Metal Industries

1,425

0.00

693

0.00

Agricultural Processing

1,166

0.00

171

0.00

Technology Industries

187

0.00

50

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

662

0.00

70

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

166

0.00

41

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

63,583,109

0.37

37,051,949

0.38

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

184,700,527

1.08

140,679,821

1.45

Rest of County

16,995,297,360

98.92

9,542,429,756

98.55

Total in County

17,179,997,887

100.00

9,683,109,577

100.00

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

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

Total forestland acres, 2018

277,122

Private ownership acres

173,712

Public ownership acres

103,410

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$3,756,159

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$432,259

Value of standing timber, 2018

$280,451,228

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$6,115,078

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$22,409

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$17,927

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$4,482

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.


M1673 (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

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