Historically, Oregon’s forest industry has provided revenues for Oregon’s schools, roads, and other infrastructure, in addition to much-needed family wage jobs – particularly in Oregon’s rural communities. This industry has been crucial to Oregon’s economy and Oregon’s overall forest products sector continues to enhance and diversify Oregon’s economy. Even with reduced historical harvest levels, Oregon leads the United States producing lumber.
Currently, Oregon’s forest sector – including indirect economic effects – provides nine percent of Oregon’s jobs, ten percent of the state’s labor income, and eleven percent of the state’s economic output.
Oregon's forest sector helps provide:
9% of Oregon's jobs
10% of Oregon's labor income
11% of Oregon's economic output
$400 million dollars to state and localgovernments in Oregon each year
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See Oregon Indicators of Sustainable Forests Indicator B: http://cms.oregon.gov/odf/indicators/pages/indicatorsb.aspx
Approximately $400 million dollars per year of forest-related revenues are being distributed to state and local governments in Oregon. These revenues support public services such as education, public safety, environmental protection, and forestry research.
See Oregon Indicators of Sustainable Forests Indicator B.a: