Economic Impact of the Forestry Industry in Alabama: Using Economic Geography to Understand Geographic Impacts on Business
Mark Sciuchetti, Department of Chemistry and Geosciences; Jennifer Green, Center for Economic Development & Business Research
10:45-10:55am | Houston Cole Library, 11th Floor
This research examines the economic impact of the Forestry Industry on the State of Alabama in 2019. IMPLAN methodology was used to estimate the economic impact of approximately thirty subsectors of the Forestry Industry in each of the sixty-seven counties within Alabama. The results of this state-wide examination of the economic impact data were spatially analyzed in ArcGIS Pro by creating an interactive choropleth map displaying key economic factors by county. By doing so, the locationality of how this industry is dispersed across the state is more apparent as it relates to the physical geography attributes of each county. This research is concluded by being communicated within the context of an ArcGIS Story Map, creating a digital story tale of the Alabama Forestry Industry in 2019.
student research, forestry, economic impact, Alabama
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Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment
Kelley, Annie, "Economic Impact of the Forestry Industry in Alabama: Using Economic Geography to Understand Geographic Impacts on Business" (2023). JSU Student Symposium 2023. 62.