We are North Carolina's green industry, a diverse and vibrant industry that has a significant impact on the economy of our state.

  • The total economic impact of the NC Green Industry in 2005 was $8.6 Billion.
  • The total employment by the NC Green Industry in 2005 was 151,982 jobs.
  • In 2005, the NC Green Industry's total economic impact exceeded that of NASCAR by over $3B and the food service industry by over $4B.
  • The NC Green Industry is the fastest growing segment of agriculture in North Carolina.
  • Greenhouse, Nursery and Floriculture Crops were the number one crop in North Carolina in 2006 ahead of tobacco, cotton and soybeans. This ranked 4th in the United States behind CA, FL and TX with $893 million in sales.
  • In 2006 North Carolina was number one in Christmas trees production in the US with sales of $134M.
  • Undergraduate turf management programs at NCSU named number one in the United States by TurfNet Magazine
  • North Carolina homeowner's average expenditure for lawn and landscape services in 2005 was $838.00.
  • Over 2.9 million North Carolina homeowners spent an average of $718.00 for green goods, equipment and supplies in 2005.

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