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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Warren County

Publication Number: M1704
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Warren County

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

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Warren County during 2018 generated 819 jobs and over $58.9 million in income. That’s about 3.3% of jobs and 4.5% 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 $304.2 million, or about 4.4% of economic output in Warren County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $121.1 million, or about 4.8% 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 $18.27 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $11.90 million for federal and $6.37 million for state and local governments.

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

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

2

0.01

76,257

0.01

Logging

31

0.12

1,388,942

0.11

Solid Wood Products

205

0.82

9,677,658

0.73

Wood Furniture

1

0.01

113,905

0.01

Pulp & Paper

181

0.72

31,307,474

2.38

Subtotal

420

1.67

42,564,236

3.23

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Misc. Manufacturing

112

0.45

3,274,997

0.25

Wholesale & Retail Trade

98

0.39

4,747,816

0.36

Misc. Services

83

0.33

2,463,649

0.19

Health Services

36

0.15

2,604,564

0.20

Financial & Real Estate

28

0.11

788,675

0.06

Transport. & Comm. Services

16

0.06

1,314,378

0.10

Domestic Services

4

0.02

278,529

0.02

Utility Services

4

0.02

199,948

0.02

Government

4

0.01

290,076

0.02

Recreation & Amusement

4

0.01

93,420

0.01

Education

3

0.01

69,541

0.01

Construction

3

0.01

120,736

0.01

Resource Services

2

0.01

15,638

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

1

0.00

100,237

0.01

Agricultural Products

0

0.00

2,086

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

21,330

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

7,306

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

5,622

0.00

Mining

0

0.00

2,567

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

772

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

352

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

132

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

1

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

2

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

399

1.59

16,402,372

1.25

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

819

3.27

58,966,607

4.48

Rest of County

24,274

96.73

1,257,874,150

95.52

Total in County

25,094

100.00

1,316,840,757

100.00

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

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

108,247

0.00

76,975

0.00

Logging

2,421,386

0.03

1,398,273

0.06

Solid Wood Products

54,171,042

0.78

18,814,920

0.74

Wood Furniture

312,029

0.00

115,320

0.00

Pulp & Paper

186,722,113

2.67

70,479,033

2.77

Subtotal

243,734,817

3.49

90,884,520

3.58

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Misc. Manufacturing

7,393,730

0.11

3,840,909

0.15

Wholesale & Retail Trade

16,514,060

0.24

8,755,257

0.34

Misc. Services

6,658,228

0.10

3,718,236

0.15

Health Services

5,129,296

0.07

2,973,142

0.12

Financial & Real Estate

9,715,122

0.14

5,674,237

0.22

Transport. & Comm. Services

4,771,062

0.07

2,269,951

0.09

Domestic Services

1,668,650

0.02

779,455

0.03

Utility Services

1,548,734

0.02

515,945

0.02

Government

1,091,100

0.02

587,361

0.02

Recreation & Amusement

362,425

0.01

178,197

0.01

Education

118,377

0.00

64,652

0.00

Construction

490,340

0.01

162,143

0.01

Resource Services

29,068

0.00

14,405

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

4,531,566

0.06

607,490

0.02

Agricultural Products

36,906

0.00

12,946

0.00

Metal Industries

136,783

0.00

37,642

0.00

Agricultural Processing

271,705

0.00

31,124

0.00

Transportation Equipment

17,036

0.00

7,055

0.00

Mining

15,789

0.00

6,031

0.00

Food Processing

4,196

0.00

1,097

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

2,292

0.00

666

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

666

0.00

217

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

10

0.00

1

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

29

0.00

3

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

60,507,170

0.87

30,238,161

1.19

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

304,241,987

4.36

121,122,681

4.77

Rest of County

6,681,466,730

95.64

2,419,814,795

95.23

Total in County

6,985,708,717

100.00

2,540,937,476

100.00

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

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

Total forestland acres, 2018

216,591

Private ownership acres

210,172

Public ownership acres

6,419

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$10,122,033

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$1,192,072

Value of standing timber, 2018

$422,723,892

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$12,716,101

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$23,184

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$18,547

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$4,637

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.


M1704 (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