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Texas Forest Sector Economic Impactpact

Most of the timberland in Texas is located in the eastern part of the state.  More than two-thirds of all forestry and logging companies and the great majority of the forest product companies in the state are found in this region.  In 25 of the 43 East Texas counties, wood-based industries are one of the top two largest manufacturing employers.

This website offers an interactive tool to summarize economic impacts of the forest sector in East Texas for 2007 and 2009.  The tool allows users to display economic impacts of a selected set of counties. In addition, thematic maps of the economic impacts can be generated.

Pre-prepared reports for both years - 2007 and 2009 - can be downloaded for individual East Texas counties, East Texas and the entire state. Reports for 2009 for each of the Texas Senate districts are also available for download.

The Highlights page shows selected facts on the economic impact of the forest sector in Texas in 2009.

If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us for additional information.


Disclaimer: The website is provided by the Texas Forest Service for showing estimated economic impacts of forest sector in East Texas. The impacts were estimated based on economic input-output modeling, and data from the Economic Census, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, County Business Patterns, and Census of Agriculture.  In providing information on this site, we attempt to be as accurate as possible. However, the Texas Forest Service makes no claims, guarantees, or promises about the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. Information contained on this site should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice.

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