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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Claiborne County

Publication Number: M1668
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Claiborne County

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

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Claiborne County during 2018 generated 166 jobs and over $10.0 million in income. That’s about 3.5% of jobs and 3.5% 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 $39.1 million, or about 3.8% of economic output in Claiborne County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $17.0 million, or about 3.3% 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 $2.21 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $1.69 million for federal and $513,190 for state and local governments.

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

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

10

0.21

506,933

0.18

Logging

24

0.50

1,274,417

0.44

Solid Wood Products

104

2.17

7,278,574

2.54

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

138

2.88

9,059,924

3.16

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Misc. Services

6

0.12

137,046

0.05

Misc. Manufacturing

5

0.10

244,994

0.09

Resource Services

4

0.09

107,018

0.04

Wholesale & Retail Trade

4

0.07

128,456

0.04

Health Services

3

0.07

216,136

0.08

Transport. & Comm. Services

2

0.04

15,678

0.01

Financial & Real Estate

1

0.03

45,732

0.02

Recreation & Amusement

1

0.02

3,756

0.00

Agricultural Products

0

0.01

5,690

0.00

Government

0

0.01

29,374

0.01

Domestic Services

0

0.01

17,273

0.01

Utility Services

0

0.01

5,897

0.00

Construction

0

0.01

13,400

0.00

Education

0

0.00

4,565

0.00

Mining

0

0.00

493

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

275

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

41

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

33

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

3

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

2

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

28

0.58

975,862

0.34

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

166

3.46

10,035,785

3.50

Rest of County

4,626

96.54

277,057,184

96.50

Total in County

4,792

100.00

287,092,969

100.00

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

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

706,438

0.07

513,905

0.10

Logging

2,054,341

0.20

1,270,116

0.25

Solid Wood Products

33,240,244

3.22

13,727,397

2.69

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

36,001,022

3.48

15,511,418

3.04

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Misc. Services

407,473

0.04

201,932

0.04

Misc. Manufacturing

461,811

0.04

280,268

0.05

Resource Services

107,744

0.01

76,762

0.02

Wholesale & Retail Trade

441,774

0.04

237,386

0.05

Health Services

478,262

0.05

250,257

0.05

Transport. & Comm. Services

217,333

0.02

27,493

0.01

Financial & Real Estate

615,531

0.06

372,565

0.07

Recreation & Amusement

19,030

0.00

8,808

0.00

Agricultural Products

29,922

0.00

9,232

0.00

Government

33,336

0.00

2,261

0.00

Domestic Services

96,268

0.01

36,761

0.01

Utility Services

161,404

0.02

43,455

0.01

Construction

51,067

0.00

15,234

0.00

Education

5,478

0.00

4,068

0.00

Mining

16,933

0.00

1,134

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

2,157

0.00

521

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

719

0.00

83

0.00

Food Processing

181

0.00

47

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

15

0.00

7

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

37

0.00

4

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

0

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

3,146,475

0.30

1,568,278

0.31

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

39,147,497

3.79

17,079,695

3.35

Rest of County

994,390,049

96.21

493,112,665

96.65

Total in County

1,033,537,546

100.00

510,192,360

100.00

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

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

Total forestland acres, 2018

245,917

Private ownership acres

232,925

Public ownership acres

12,992

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$9,369,509

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$1,029,990

Value of standing timber, 2018

$687,732,136

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$19,633,579

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$53,052

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$42,442

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$10,610

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.


M1668 (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