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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Choctaw County

Publication Number: M1667
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Choctaw County

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

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Choctaw County during 2018 generated 510 jobs and over $26.2 million in income. That’s about 15.6% of jobs and 17.6% 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 $98.0 million, or about 15.7% of economic output in Choctaw County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $41.2 million, or about 14.3% 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 $7.09 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $4.96 million for federal and $2.13 million for state and local governments.

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

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

13

0.41

833,992

0.56

Logging

129

3.97

8,080,423

5.42

Solid Wood Products

234

7.18

12,810,029

8.60

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

377

11.55

21,724,443

14.58

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Resource Services

39

1.20

1,752,740

1.18

Wholesale & Retail Trade

23

0.71

820,060

0.55

Misc. Services

20

0.62

587,611

0.39

Transport. & Comm. Services

15

0.45

277,847

0.19

Misc. Manufacturing

14

0.44

178,816

0.12

Financial & Real Estate

7

0.22

109,299

0.07

Domestic Services

4

0.11

216,076

0.15

Health Services

3

0.09

194,026

0.13

Utility Services

2

0.05

153,242

0.10

Recreation & Amusement

1

0.04

6,880

0.00

Agricultural Products

1

0.04

22,798

0.02

Construction

1

0.04

29,659

0.02

Education

1

0.03

36,561

0.02

Government

1

0.03

116,372

0.08

Mining

0

0.00

1,281

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

987

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

412

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

154

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

28

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

18

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

6

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

133

4.08

4,504,872

3.02

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

510

15.62

26,229,315

17.61

Rest of County

2,754

84.38

122,734,044

82.39

Total in County

3,263

100.00

148,963,359

100.00

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

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

1,089,653

0.17

838,205

0.29

Logging

12,220,084

1.96

8,008,037

2.79

Solid Wood Products

68,951,447

11.04

24,708,762

8.61

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

82,261,184

13.17

33,555,004

11.69

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Resource Services

1,795,791

0.29

1,502,967

0.52

Wholesale & Retail Trade

3,326,798

0.53

1,521,750

0.53

Misc. Services

1,588,388

0.25

839,133

0.29

Transport. & Comm. Services

1,639,709

0.26

346,623

0.12

Misc. Manufacturing

669,862

0.11

204,659

0.07

Financial & Real Estate

3,261,127

0.52

1,912,301

0.67

Domestic Services

1,140,639

0.18

334,910

0.12

Health Services

353,016

0.06

233,521

0.08

Utility Services

1,109,497

0.18

481,120

0.17

Recreation & Amusement

29,677

0.00

12,804

0.00

Agricultural Products

93,899

0.02

31,521

0.01

Construction

194,887

0.03

35,511

0.01

Education

43,140

0.01

32,787

0.01

Government

477,260

0.08

164,040

0.06

Mining

19,132

0.00

3,305

0.00

Transportation Equipment

11,610

0.00

1,263

0.00

Metal Industries

1,771

0.00

470

0.00

Food Processing

961

0.00

220

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

3,285

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

336

0.00

59

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

328

0.00

37

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

26

0.00

6

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

15,761,137

2.52

7,659,005

2.67

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

98,022,320

15.70

41,214,010

14.36

Rest of County

526,362,525

84.30

245,852,467

85.64

Total in County

624,384,845

100.00

287,066,477

100.00

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

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

Total forestland acres, 2018

229,419

Private ownership acres

216,235

Public ownership acres

13,184

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$7,236,731

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$585,017

Value of standing timber, 2018

$304,702,826

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$23,798,420

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$62,687

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$50,149

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$12,537

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.


M1667 (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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