Economic Impact

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.  AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative -

Better Practices, Better Planet 2020.  The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4.5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $200 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women.  The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states.   

Click here for the National Economic Impact Fact Sheet.

Click on the links below to read the State Industry Economic Impact Fact Sheets for each state.

Alabama                                        Alaska                                          Arizona                       

Arkansas                                       California                                   Colorado

Connecticut                                 Delaware                                   Florida

Georgia                                          Hawaii                                         Idaho

Illinois                                             Indiana                                       Iowa

Kansas                                           Kentucky                                   Louisiana

Maine                                             Maryland                                  Massachusetts

Michigan                                      Minnesota                                Mississippi

Missouri                                       Montana                                    Nebraska

Nevada                                         New Hampshire                    New Jersey

New Mexico                               New York                                  North Carolina

North Dakota                            Ohio                                    Oklahoma

Oregon
                                         Pennsylvania                          Rhode Island

South Carolina                        South Dakota                          Tennessee

Texas                                            Utah                                              Vermont

Virginia                                       Washington                              West Virginia

Wisconsin                                 Wyoming