North Carolina

State by State Industry Statistics

  • 62% of the state is Forest Land (19.3 million acres)
    • 78% owned by private (non-industrial) landowners
    • 10% owned by the public
    • 12% owned by forest industry
  • Ranked 12th in US reforestation in 1999
    • 118,190 acres of new trees planted
  • People: 145,000 workers in Forest Products Industry
  • Economic Impact: Generates $3.5 billion annually in payroll for the state

For more information, contact the North Carolina Forestry Association.

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