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Texas Forest Sector Economic Impactpact

*NEW IN 2019! State, county, senate and house district forest sector economic contribution reports.

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 28 of the 43 East Texas counties, wood-based industries are one of the top five manufacturing employers.

This website offers an interactive tool to summarize economic impacts of the forest sector in East Texas for 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2015.  The tool allows users to display economic impacts of a selected set of counties. This website also offers thematic maps and multi-year trends for the counties in East Texas. Statewide economic impacts of forest-related industries during 2010-2015 and the impacts of the recent economic downturn are presented in interactive tables and charts.

Pre-prepared reports can be downloaded for individual counties in East Texas (2019) or for the entire group of East Texas counties (2007, 2009, 2012 and 2015). Reports for most of the Texas Senate districts (2019) and House districts in East Texas (2019) are available for download. Reports for individual counties in East Texas will be available soon. Statewide economic impacts reports for each year between 2007-2019 and a detailed 2015 economic impact report are also available.

The Highlights pages shows the latest selected facts on the economic impact of the forest sector in Texas.

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Disclaimer: The website is provided by the Texas A&M 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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