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Forestry Generates $21.2 Billion Impact on SC's Economy

Monday, January 27, 2020 3:56 PM | Elizabeth Kress


State Forester Scott Phillips announced the economic impact of forestry in South Carolina citing the agency's most recent Economic Impact Analysis for Planning (IMPLAN) study. In detailing the $21.2 billion impact that the allied sectors of forestry and forest products-related industries generate on the Palmetto State's economy, Phillips also revealed that forestry provides more than 98,000 jobs and $4.9 billion in labor income. The forestry industry has certainly paved the way for biomass production and job creation in SC. The study reveals significant job growth in the forestry sector since 2017. The full study is available here

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