Print

Print


The Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development worked with the
Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture to determine the contribution of the
turfgrass production, ornamental horticulture, landscape services, and
related industries to the Georgia economy

** **

*Selected highlights of the study include*

** **

*Overall, these industries directly contribute $4.0 billion in output, and
indirectly contribute another $3.8 billion for a total of $7.8 billion of
Georgia’s more than $700 billion economy.* These industries also directly
and indirectly account for a total of nearly 87,000 full- and part-time
jobs.****

** **

*In terms of earnings, these industries directly contribute more than $2.0
billion, and indirectly add another $1.4 billion for a total contribution
to the Georgia economy of $3.4 billion. *The value added direct
contribution is $2.2 billion, with indirect value added of another $2.4
billion for a total of $4.6 billion.****

** **

Given the linkages throughout the economy, *the contribution of the
turfgrass and related industries sectors affects over 93% of the Georgia
sectors.* The largest overall contribution in terms of output is in the
service sector of $5.0 billion, followed by the trade sector at $1.2
billion. It is apparent that the total contribution of the Georgia
turfgrass and related industries spans across the major sectors.****

** **

The top industries (ranked by employment) affected by these industries  –
both directly and indirectly – include services to buildings and dwellings
(38,242 jobs), greenhouse, nursery, floriculture production (5,866 jobs),
building material and garden supply stores (5,599 jobs), food services and
drinking places (2,818), and miscellaneous retail stores (2,415 jobs).****

** **

Another facet of the impact of the industry includes the tax impact. *For
these industries, the state and local tax impact is more than $388 million,
while the federal total is greater than $649 million, including household,
business, and corporate taxes.*

** For a copy of the full report go to:
http://www.caes.uga.edu/center/caed/documents/CAEDTurfgrassandRelated2012_FINAL.pdf

-- 
Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
[log in to unmask]