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The Economic Contributions of Forestry and Forest Products - Leflore County

Publication Number: M2375
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Leflore County

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

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Leflore County during 2018 generated 175 jobs and over $8.5 million in income. That’s about 0.2% of jobs and 0.2% 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 $59.1 million, or about 0.4% of economic output in Leflore County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $16.4 million, or about 0.3% 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 $3.00 million in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $1.71 million for federal and $1.29 million for state and local governments.

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

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

1

0.00

52,594

0.00

Logging

7

0.01

1,177,012

0.03

Solid Wood Products

51

0.06

1,918,660

0.05

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

45

0.05

2,088,646

0.05

Subtotal

104

0.12

5,236,913

0.14

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Wholesale & Retail Trade

20

0.02

1,101,500

0.03

Misc. Services

14

0.02

453,680

0.01

Misc. Manufacturing

12

0.01

494,107

0.01

Transport. & Comm. Services

7

0.01

369,375

0.01

Financial & Real Estate

6

0.01

223,441

0.01

Resource Services

2

0.00

91,043

0.00

Utility Services

2

0.00

146,500

0.00

Government

2

0.00

168,744

0.00

Health Services

2

0.00

119,299

0.00

Construction

1

0.00

61,182

0.00

Domestic Services

1

0.00

100,699

0.00

Mining

0

0.00

148

0.00

Education

0

0.00

8,218

0.00

Recreation & Amusement

0

0.00

5,229

0.00

Agricultural Products

0

0.00

985

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

1,125

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

848

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

498

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

258

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

242

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

4

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

0

0.00

Agricultural Processing

0

0.00

4

0.00

Technology Industries

0

0.00

0

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

71

0.09

3,347,127

0.09

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

175

0.21

8,584,039

0.22

Rest of County

83,496

99.79

3,826,311,171

99.78

Total in County

83,671

100.00

3,834,895,210

100.00

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

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

75,221

0.00

53,130

0.00

Logging

1,394,826

0.01

1,186,091

0.02

Solid Wood Products

13,840,331

0.09

3,687,326

0.05

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

30,715,780

0.19

5,235,006

0.08

Subtotal

46,026,157

0.29

10,161,552

0.15

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Wholesale & Retail Trade

3,742,426

0.02

2,030,866

0.03

Misc. Services

1,191,607

0.01

655,350

0.01

Misc. Manufacturing

1,070,038

0.01

572,982

0.01

Transport. & Comm. Services

1,559,708

0.01

687,450

0.01

Financial & Real Estate

1,618,053

0.01

862,341

0.01

Resource Services

95,083

0.00

76,804

0.00

Utility Services

1,886,506

0.01

566,259

0.01

Government

834,767

0.01

407,237

0.01

Health Services

213,355

0.00

131,384

0.00

Construction

222,456

0.00

85,413

0.00

Domestic Services

470,746

0.00

225,404

0.00

Mining

107,443

0.00

4,338

0.00

Education

13,702

0.00

7,469

0.00

Recreation & Amusement

22,162

0.00

10,902

0.00

Agricultural Products

18,240

0.00

7,519

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

7,129

0.00

1,916

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

7,768

0.00

2,208

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

4,006

0.00

742

0.00

Food Processing

3,134

0.00

362

0.00

Metal Industries

1,184

0.00

288

0.00

Transportation Equipment

63

0.00

5

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

27

0.00

0

0.00

Agricultural Processing

52

0.00

5

0.00

Technology Industries

3

0.00

0

0.00

Fabric Mills & Leather

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

13,089,658

0.08

6,337,245

0.09

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

59,115,815

0.37

16,498,797

0.25

Rest of County

15,996,581,112

99.63

6,700,961,705

99.75

Total in County

16,055,696,927

100.00

6,717,460,502

100.00

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

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

Total forestland acres, 2018

74,541

Private ownership acres

68,554

Public ownership acres

5,987

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$2,364,210

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$269,142

Value of standing timber, 2018

$95,983,354

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$513,609

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$678

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$542

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$136

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.


M2375 (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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