Oklahoma forest industry contributes to state economy

Oklahoma’s forest and forest products industry had a total impact of $4.5 billion on the state’s economy, including supporting more than 18,000 jobs with wages and salaries in excess of $738 million according to a new report.

The report, which is produced periodically, is a collaborative effort between Oklahoma Forestry Services, Oklahoma State University and the Southern Regional Extension Forestry to measure the impact of Oklahoma’s forests industry. The new Economic Importance of Forestry in Oklahoma is based on 2012 information.

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