Contributions of the Forest Products Industry to Ohio's Economy

Aug. 12, 2018

2015 estimates of the forest products industry's contribution to Ohio's economy show the industry is growing and has recovered from the economic downturn. Converting wood into products resulted in almost $10 billion in value-added the industry's activities caused the employment of 122,000 Ohioans in 463 different sectors of the economy, resulting in $6.54 billion in wages and benefits. More details on individual forest products sectors can be found in this publication. 2017 estimates will be available in late November.