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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Neshoba County

Publication Number: M1681
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Forestry and forest products are important to Neshoba 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 Neshoba County, Mississippi.


Forest-related economic activity in Neshoba County during 2013 generated 549 jobs and more than $29.3 million in income. 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 $82.5 million of economic output, in Neshoba County. Forest-related value added amounted to more than $36.2 million. 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 $7.5 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This total includes tax revenue of $4.9 million for federal and $2.6 million for state and local governments.

Estimates developed using IMPLAN® software and data.

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Department: MSU Extension- Neshoba County

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