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Washington State Forest Products Industry

Washington State Forest Products Industry Presentation to WSAC County Leaders Conference Economic Development at the Local Level-What Can You Do? By: Cindy Mitchell, Washington Forest Protection Association

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Washington State Forest Products Industry






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Washington State Forest Products Industry Presentation to WSAC County Leaders ConferenceEconomic Development at the Local Level-What Can You Do?By: Cindy Mitchell, Washington Forest Protection Association November 20, 2013

Purpose: Economic & Jobs Impact of Timber Industry

Washington State Forestland 23 million acres

Washington: #2 Lumber Producer State 2006 2008 2010 2011 % of US Total Oregon 7,033 4,7243,9944,13415.6%Washington5,1303,8853,6373,68513.9%Georgia2,4211,9311,7141,9147.2% MMBF -- Western Wood Prod Assn. 2011

Source: US Census Bureau 554

Working Forests-Environmental Benefits

What Can You Do? Choose Wood.

Working Forests-Economic Impact

124,343 Jobs

Washington State Forestland 51% of Washington is Forested47% Working Forest53% Reserved 50,063 Direct Jobs (2008) 124,323 Jobs Impact (DII*) (2008) $2.4 billion Direct Wages $5.5 billion DII * Wages $176 mm Taxes (2008)3.3 bbf (2011) = 418,000 homes*Direct, indirect and induced wages

Forest Products Supply Chain Lumber Green Energy Paper

Working Forests-Tied to Mill Locations

Thank You www.wfpa.org www.forestsandfish.com www.workingforests.org Cindy Mitchell, cmitchell@wfpa.org 360-352-1500