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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Attala County

Publication Number: M1662
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Attala County

Forestry and forest products are major components of Attala 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 Attala County, Mississippi.

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Attala County during 2018 generated 755 jobs and over $32.3 million in income. That’s over 10.7% of jobs and 12.8% 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 $109.9 million, or about 10.8% of economic output in Attala County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $45.8 million, or about 11.0% 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 $8.59 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $5.58 million for federal and $3.01 million for state and local governments.

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

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

25

0.36

1,071,187

0.42

Logging

278

3.95

16,005,885

6.35

Solid Wood Products

214

3.04

8,651,414

3.43

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

517

7.35

25,728,485

10.20

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Resource Services

60

0.85

1,044,251

0.41

Misc. Services

42

0.60

1,119,319

0.44

Wholesale & Retail Trade

34

0.49

1,185,469

0.47

Misc. Manufacturing

26

0.37

491,384

0.19

Health Services

20

0.29

962,221

0.38

Transport. & Comm. Services

18

0.26

710,570

0.28

Financial & Real Estate

16

0.23

409,831

0.16

Agricultural Products

7

0.09

20,124

0.01

Government

4

0.06

218,011

0.09

Domestic Services

3

0.05

195,319

0.08

Construction

2

0.03

148,283

0.06

Education

2

0.03

32,896

0.01

Recreation & Amusement

2

0.02

9,218

0.00

Utility Services

2

0.02

82,489

0.03

Mining

0

0.00

0

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

0

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

0

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

0

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

238

3.39

6,629,384

2.63

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

755

10.74

32,357,869

12.83

Rest of County

6,274

89.26

219,777,740

87.17

Total in County

7,029

100.00

252,135,609

100.00

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

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

1,564,882

0.15

1,084,463

0.26

Logging

25,354,993

2.49

16,294,423

3.91

Solid Wood Products

58,757,800

5.78

16,588,412

3.98

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

85,677,676

8.43

33,967,297

8.15

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Resource Services

1,408,284

0.14

953,357

0.23

Misc. Services

3,065,712

0.30

1,552,952

0.37

Wholesale & Retail Trade

4,226,029

0.42

2,134,375

0.51

Misc. Manufacturing

1,543,474

0.15

586,563

0.14

Health Services

2,072,181

0.20

1,066,130

0.26

Transport. & Comm. Services

2,526,196

0.25

911,028

0.22

Financial & Real Estate

5,457,490

0.54

3,133,004

0.75

Agricultural Products

325,438

0.03

83,733

0.02

Government

1,282,966

0.13

473,266

0.11

Domestic Services

1,225,433

0.12

517,937

0.12

Construction

433,422

0.04

181,328

0.04

Education

78,320

0.01

30,917

0.01

Recreation & Amusement

66,593

0.01

26,228

0.01

Utility Services

554,755

0.05

208,519

0.05

Mining

0

0.00

0

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

0

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

0

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

0

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

24,266,292

2.39

11,859,336

2.84

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

109,943,968

10.81

45,826,633

10.99

Rest of County

906,775,545

89.19

371,123,148

89.01

Total in County

1,016,719,513

100.00

416,949,781

100.00

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

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

Total forestland acres, 2018

380,383

Private ownership acres

368,366

Public ownership acres

12,017

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$11,976,486

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$1,224,955

Value of standing timber, 2018

$551,061,956

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$29,359,485

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$100,755

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$80,604

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$20,151

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.


M1662 (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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Portrait of Dr. Shaun Tanger
Assistant Professor
Timber Taxation, Forestry Economics, Forest Management, Forest Finance
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Senior Extension Associate
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Professor and Head
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