Study shows gains in Georgia forestry industry

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A study by Georgia Tech for the Georgia Forestry Commission shows that in 2011, economic activity generated by the forestry industry topped $25 billion in output and provided 118,459 jobs.

Highlights of the "Economic Benefits of the Forest Industry in Georgia: 2011" report include increases in output, compensation, employment and total economic impact, as well as impact statistics by region. The report shows that between 2010 and 2011:

- Revenue generated directly by the forestry industry rose 4 percent to $15.1 billion.

- Forest industry workers earned $2.9 billion in wages and salaries, up 13.3 percent.

- Georgia's forest industry directly employed 46,378 people, up 6.8 percent, the first upward trend in four years.

Read the full report on the Georgia Forestry Commission Website.