2017 Economic Impact Study

As part of its advocacy efforts,  the Association contracted with UF/IFAS to conduct an economic impact study for the forest industry.

Highlights of the findings include:

  • Florida’s forest industry contributes $25 billion to the state’s economy.
  • Florida’s forest industry helps provide more than 124,000 jobs.
  • 17 million acres of forestland cover almost half of Florida’s total land area.
  • Almost 2/3 of the forestland is privately owned.
  • Ten counties are economically dependent on the forest industry.

Click here for complete findings.

Click here for an interactive map with findings by county.