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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Noxubee County

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Publication Number: M1682
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Noxubee County

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

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Noxubee County during 2018 generated 437 jobs and over $23.4 million in income. That’s about 9.2% of jobs and 13.0% 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 $99.0 million, or about 13.4% of economic output in Noxubee County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $47.1 million, or about 14.2% 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 $7.40 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $5.14 million for federal and $2.26 million for state and local governments.

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

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

4

0.08

141,458

0.08

Logging

77

1.63

4,303,206

2.38

Solid Wood Products

254

5.35

16,449,859

9.08

Wood Furniture

2

0.04

43,335

0.02

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

337

7.11

20,937,858

11.56

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Misc. Services

23

0.49

531,885

0.29

Wholesale & Retail Trade

20

0.43

621,531

0.34

Misc. Manufacturing

20

0.42

136,077

0.08

Transport. & Comm. Services

15

0.32

565,434

0.31

Financial & Real Estate

8

0.16

147,905

0.08

Recreation & Amusement

3

0.07

17,920

0.01

Government

3

0.06

167,756

0.09

Construction

2

0.03

22,072

0.01

Resource Services

2

0.03

44,663

0.02

Health Services

1

0.03

126,129

0.07

Domestic Services

1

0.02

25,148

0.01

Agricultural Products

1

0.02

50,876

0.03

Utility Services

1

0.01

56,525

0.03

Education

1

0.01

899

0.00

Mining

0

0.00

32

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

717

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

442

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

452

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

386

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

0

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

75

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

8

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

100

2.11

2,516,933

1.39

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

437

9.21

23,454,791

12.95

Rest of County

4,306

90.79

157,686,480

87.05

Total in County

4,743

100.00

181,141,271

100.00

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

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

218,404

0.03

144,058

0.04

Logging

6,802,138

0.92

4,277,268

1.28

Solid Wood Products

79,350,625

10.74

37,052,519

11.12

Wood Furniture

225,929

0.03

62,272

0.02

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

86,597,095

11.72

41,536,117

12.47

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Misc. Services

1,580,491

0.21

747,111

0.22

Wholesale & Retail Trade

2,386,108

0.32

1,307,994

0.39

Misc. Manufacturing

868,467

0.12

174,016

0.05

Transport. & Comm. Services

2,284,690

0.31

833,500

0.25

Financial & Real Estate

2,863,638

0.39

1,643,088

0.49

Recreation & Amusement

87,304

0.01

43,772

0.01

Government

800,541

0.11

289,735

0.09

Construction

224,328

0.03

33,058

0.01

Resource Services

51,300

0.01

39,582

0.01

Health Services

170,879

0.02

125,077

0.04

Domestic Services

236,729

0.03

63,864

0.02

Agricultural Products

170,726

0.02

53,632

0.02

Utility Services

623,340

0.08

232,714

0.07

Education

15,847

0.00

1,709

0.00

Mining

22,711

0.00

919

0.00

Agricultural Processing

4,896

0.00

995

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

3,961

0.00

805

0.00

Food Processing

3,440

0.00

612

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

5,211

0.00

711

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

2,205

0.00

0

0.00

Metal Industries

736

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

837

0.00

146

0.00

Transportation Equipment

127

0.00

11

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

12,408,512

1.68

5,593,050

1.68

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

99,005,607

13.40

47,129,166

14.15

Rest of County

639,856,743

86.60

286,022,280

85.85

Total in County

738,862,350

100.00

333,151,446

100.00

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

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

Total forestland acres, 2018

308,041

Private ownership acres

294,534

Public ownership acres

13,506

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$8,119,231

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$1,167,627

Value of standing timber, 2018

$418,526,844

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$20,323,216

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$63,597

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$50,878

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$12,719

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.


M1682 (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