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.

An interactive web page is currently under construction. In the interim, results can be found at the links below:

Executive Summary
Full Report
Fact Sheet
County Data