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1 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 November 20, 2013

2 Purpose: Economic & Jobs Impact of Timber Industry

3 Washington State Forestland 23 million acres

4 Washington: #2 Lumber Producer State % of US Total Oregon7,0334,7243,9944, % Washington5,1303,8853,6373, % Georgia2,4211,9311,7141,9147.2% MMBF -- Western Wood Prod Assn. 2011

5 Source: US Census Bureau 554

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7 Working Forests-Environmental Benefits

8 What Can You Do? Choose Wood.

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10 Working Forests-Economic Impact

11 124,343 Jobs

12 Washington State Forestland 51% of Washington is Forested 47% Working Forest 53% 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

13 Forest Products Supply Chain Lumber Green Energy Paper

14 Working Forests-Tied to Mill Locations

15 Thank You Cindy Mitchell,


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