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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Calhoun County

Publication Number: M1664
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Calhoun County

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

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Calhoun County during 2018 generated 660 jobs and over $32.8 million in income. That’s about 12.3% of jobs and 16.9% 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 $138.7 million, or about 19.9% of economic output in Calhoun County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $58.2 million, or about 19.2% 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 $10.31 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $7.04 million for federal and $3.27 million for state and local governments.

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

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

1

0.02

37,275

0.02

Logging

43

0.80

4,040,826

2.08

Solid Wood Products

402

7.52

22,009,098

11.35

Wood Furniture

21

0.40

702,754

0.36

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

468

8.73

26,789,953

13.82

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Wholesale & Retail Trade

43

0.80

1,391,497

0.72

Transport. & Comm. Services

31

0.59

1,277,412

0.66

Misc. Services

27

0.50

567,234

0.29

Misc. Manufacturing

24

0.45

463,486

0.24

Health Services

18

0.34

790,295

0.41

Financial & Real Estate

18

0.33

464,532

0.24

Resource Services

11

0.21

498,117

0.26

Recreation & Amusement

7

0.13

37,449

0.02

Utility Services

3

0.06

163,929

0.08

Construction

3

0.05

69,506

0.04

Domestic Services

3

0.05

149,340

0.08

Agricultural Products

2

0.03

40,452

0.02

Education

1

0.02

28,237

0.01

Government

1

0.02

85,404

0.04

Mining

0

0.00

589

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

1,665

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

27

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

3

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

30

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

5

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

0

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

192

3.59

6,029,209

3.11

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

660

12.32

32,819,162

16.93

Rest of County

4,693

87.68

161,050,336

83.07

Total in County

5,353

100.00

193,869,498

100.00

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

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

59,836

0.01

38,125

0.01

Logging

5,424,926

0.78

4,060,350

1.34

Solid Wood Products

103,219,489

14.81

41,765,324

13.81

Wood Furniture

3,882,421

0.56

927,617

0.31

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

112,586,672

16.15

46,791,417

15.47

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Wholesale & Retail Trade

5,972,763

0.86

2,986,973

0.99

Transport. & Comm. Services

4,346,932

0.62

1,587,631

0.52

Misc. Services

2,122,736

0.30

948,248

0.31

Misc. Manufacturing

1,575,181

0.23

551,345

0.18

Health Services

2,085,229

0.30

890,116

0.29

Financial & Real Estate

5,297,885

0.76

2,676,173

0.88

Resource Services

524,681

0.08

438,355

0.14

Recreation & Amusement

118,971

0.02

62,690

0.02

Utility Services

2,509,126

0.36

694,042

0.23

Construction

404,469

0.06

80,704

0.03

Domestic Services

919,762

0.13

360,008

0.12

Agricultural Products

116,566

0.02

35,355

0.01

Education

38,442

0.01

26,011

0.01

Government

98,633

0.01

85,483

0.03

Mining

28,887

0.00

1,694

0.00

Food Processing

11,532

0.00

2,894

0.00

Metal Industries

2,541

0.00

0

0.00

Transportation Equipment

1,015

0.00

39

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

166

0.00

5

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

433

0.00

56

0.00

Technology Industries

96

0.00

10

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

26

0.00

1

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

26,176,071

3.75

11,427,831

3.78

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

138,762,743

19.90

58,219,248

19.25

Rest of County

558,394,142

80.10

244,254,708

80.75

Total in County

697,156,885

100.00

302,473,956

100.00

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

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

Total forestland acres, 2018

253,024

Private ownership acres

238,946

Public ownership acres

14,078

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$7,935,351

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$903,440

Value of standing timber, 2018

$253,145,978

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$22,997,581

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$72,115

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$57,692

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$14,423

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.


M1664 (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