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 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $210 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

Iowa
Indiana
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
WestVirginia
Wisconsin 
Wyoming