Regional Economic Impact

In 2014 in the 32-county Appalachian Ohio region, the wood industry’s economic impact was $5.23 billion, employing 26,051 individuals with wages and benefits totaling $1.17 billion.  Each wood industry job created an additional 1.2 jobs.

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Ohio wood industry economic impact information was developed for the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth by the Ohio University, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs with support from the U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Innovation Cluster initiative.