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GA forest industry sees record growth

There's been a lot of growth in the Georgia forest industry over the past year. (Source: WALB) There's been a lot of growth in the Georgia forest industry over the past year. (Source: WALB)
A new study by Georgia Tech showed that the industry's total economic impact in the state was $32.2 billion a year last year. (Source: WALB) A new study by Georgia Tech showed that the industry's total economic impact in the state was $32.2 billion a year last year. (Source: WALB)
(WALB) -

Georgia's forest industry is enjoying record growth.

A new study by Georgia Tech showed that the industry's total economic impact in the state was $32.2 billion a year last year.

That's a 12.1 percent increase over 2014.

The industry also recorded job growth for the fifth consecutive year, creating more than 1,600 new jobs last year.

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