Economic Impact Study Shows Revealing Statistics

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Here are some incredibly revealing statistics about the impact of the NC Green Industry Council on 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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