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The Economic Contribution of Forestry and Forest Products - Jefferson Davis County

Publication Number: M1725
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Jefferson Davis County

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

Employment and Income Contributions

Forest-related economic activity in Jefferson Davis County during 2018 generated 32 jobs and over $759,790 in income. That’s about 1.0% of jobs and 0.9% 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 $1.9 million, or about 0.6% of economic output in Jefferson Davis County. Forest-related value added amounted to over $871,730, or about 0.6% 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 $235,434 in tax revenue for federal, state, and local governments. This represents an estimated tax revenue of $138,712 for federal and $96,722 for state and local governments.

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

 

Number of Jobs

% of County

Income ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

6

0.19

168,498

0.19

Logging

23

0.73

506,744

0.57

Solid Wood Products

0

0.00

0

0.00

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

28

0.92

675,243

0.76

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Resource Services

1

0.03

20,402

0.02

Misc. Services

1

0.03

15,570

0.02

Wholesale & Retail Trade

1

0.02

10,649

0.01

Agricultural Products

0

0.01

16,062

0.02

Financial & Real Estate

0

0.01

3,543

0.00

Misc. Manufacturing

0

0.01

6,236

0.01

Domestic Services

0

0.00

2,336

0.00

Health Services

0

0.00

4,403

0.00

Transport. & Comm. Services

0

0.00

754

0.00

Education

0

0.00

1,008

0.00

Utility Services

0

0.00

954

0.00

Construction

0

0.00

1,313

0.00

Government

0

0.00

920

0.00

Mining

0

0.00

20

0.00

Recreation & Amusement

0

0.00

183

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

0

0.00

128

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

0

0.00

57

0.00

Metal Industries

0

0.00

8

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

0

0.00

0

0.00

Food Processing

0

0.00

1

0.00

Transportation Equipment

0

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

0

0.00

0

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

4

0.12

84,547

0.09

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

32

1.04

759,790

0.85

Rest of County

3,044

98.96

88,627,671

99.15

Total in County

3,077

100.00

89,387,461

100.00

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

 

Output ($)

% of County

Value Added ($)

% of County

Direct Contributions from Forest-Related Sectors

Misc. Forest Products

283,216

0.08

173,258

0.12

Logging

1,277,863

0.37

530,464

0.37

Solid Wood Products

0

0.00

0

0.00

Wood Furniture

0

0.00

0

0.00

Pulp & Paper

0

0.00

0

0.00

Subtotal

1,561,080

0.45

703,722

0.49

Indirect and Induced Contributions on Sectors

Resource Services

23,875

0.01

17,549

0.01

Misc. Services

51,361

0.01

24,578

0.02

Wholesale & Retail Trade

61,014

0.02

34,296

0.02

Agricultural Products

71,558

0.02

5,532

0.00

Financial & Real Estate

111,936

0.03

57,084

0.04

Misc. Manufacturing

19,621

0.01

7,490

0.01

Domestic Services

25,124

0.01

6,235

0.00

Health Services

11,015

0.00

5,122

0.00

Transport. & Comm. Services

9,187

0.00

1,262

0.00

Education

2,060

0.00

954

0.00

Utility Services

18,545

0.01

4,063

0.00

Construction

5,419

0.00

1,937

0.00

Government

1,051

0.00

921

0.00

Mining

3,122

0.00

141

0.00

Recreation & Amusement

943

0.00

479

0.00

Farm Inputs & Machinery

2,331

0.00

248

0.00

Glass, Stone, & Clay

363

0.00

105

0.00

Metal Industries

44

0.00

10

0.00

Petroleum & Chemicals

96

0.00

0

0.00

Food Processing

8

0.00

2

0.00

Transportation Equipment

7

0.00

0

0.00

Machinery & Equipment

1

0.00

0

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

418,681

0.12

168,008

0.12

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

1,979,760

0.57

871,730

0.61

Rest of County

347,479,300

99.43

141,934,092

99.39

Total in County

349,459,060

100.00

142,805,822

100.00

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

Jefferson Davis County forestland acreage, ownership, value, and taxes collected.

Total forestland acres, 2018

190,254

Private ownership acres

190,254

Public ownership acres

0

Forestland assessed value, 2018

$8,646,982

Ad valorem tax collections from forestland, 2018

$1,098,340

Value of standing timber, 2018

$216,397,839

Value of timber harvested, 2019

$15,108,686

Timber severance tax collections (100%), 2019

$48,979

Tax to Forest Resource Development Program (80%)

$39,183

Tax returned to county government (20%)

$9,796

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.


M1725 (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
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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