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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Pearl River County

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Pearl River County

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

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Pearl River County during 2018 generated 252 jobs and over $10.0 million in income. That’s about 1.4% of jobs and 1.7% 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 $48.4 million, or about 2.3% of economic output in Pearl River County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $15.7 million, or about 1.6% 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 $3.44 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $2.19 million for federal and $1.25 million for state and local governments.

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

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

38

0.21

1,639,162

0.28

Logging

22

0.12

41,196

0.01

Solid Wood Products

38

0.21

1,539,435

0.26

Wood Furniture

31

0.17

1,663,293

0.28

Pulp & Paper

39

0.22

2,379,026

0.41

Subtotal

168

0.93

7,262,113

1.24

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Wholesale & Retail Trade

21

0.11

897,600

0.15

Misc. Manufacturing

15

0.08

305,047

0.05

Misc. Services

14

0.08

401,797

0.07

Transport. & Comm. Services

9

0.05

318,644

0.05

Financial & Real Estate

7

0.04

152,048

0.03

Resource Services

6

0.03

207,827

0.04

Health Services

5

0.03

205,637

0.04

Recreation & Amusement

2

0.01

5,110

0.00

Construction

1

0.01

44,167

0.01

Agricultural Products

1

0.01

6,516

0.00

Utility Services

1

0.01

80,435

0.01

Domestic Services

1

0.01

49,951

0.01

Government

1

0.00

59,682

0.01

Education

1

0.00

1,709

0.00

Mining

0

0.00

358

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

1,658

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

207

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

124

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

167

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

67

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

34

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

9

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

4

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

84

0.47

2,738,797

0.47

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

252

1.40

10,000,910

1.71

Rest of County

17,748

98.60

574,943,207

98.29

Total in County

18,000

100.00

584,944,117

100.00

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

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

2,377,014

0.11

1,658,207

0.16

Logging

813,144

0.04

76,359

0.01

Solid Wood Products

11,721,750

0.56

3,442,712

0.34

Wood Furniture

4,381,928

0.21

1,908,263

0.19

Pulp & Paper

18,314,731

0.88

3,597,854

0.36

Subtotal

37,608,567

1.81

10,683,395

1.06

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Wholesale & Retail Trade

3,383,504

0.16

1,758,171

0.17

Misc. Manufacturing

748,384

0.04

318,946

0.03

Misc. Services

1,110,055

0.05

599,271

0.06

Transport. & Comm. Services

1,259,632

0.06

421,256

0.04

Financial & Real Estate

1,985,735

0.10

955,915

0.09

Resource Services

216,463

0.01

174,812

0.02

Health Services

388,719

0.02

214,034

0.02

Recreation & Amusement

36,091

0.00

13,571

0.00

Construction

201,116

0.01

53,712

0.01

Agricultural Products

46,369

0.00

12,488

0.00

Utility Services

861,290

0.04

301,136

0.03

Domestic Services

417,090

0.02

148,498

0.01

Government

111,768

0.01

59,952

0.01

Education

14,574

0.00

2,249

0.00

Mining

20,762

0.00

1,249

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

18,835

0.00

3,336

0.00

Metal Industries

894

0.00

236

0.00

Food Processing

483

0.00

166

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

756

0.00

273

0.00

Transportation Equipment

264

0.00

86

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

203

0.00

42

0.00

Agricultural Processing

103

0.00

11

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

35

0.00

7

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

10,823,124

0.52

5,039,417

0.50

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

48,431,691

2.33

15,722,812

1.56

Rest of County

2,028,323,232

97.67

991,084,226

98.44

Total in County

2,076,754,923

100.00

1,006,807,038

100.00

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

Pearl River County forestland acreage, ownership, value, and taxes collected.

Total forestland acres, 2018

361,798

Private ownership acres

338,307

Public ownership acres

23,490

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$12,432,642

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$1,553,210

Value of standing timber, 2018

$402,109,964

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$18,107,357

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$67,720

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$54,176

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$13,544

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.


M1733 (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