View a PDF of the state of the forestry industry in Michigan from 2012, developed by Dr. Larry Leefers, Forest Economist, Michigan State University.
View a PDF developed by forestry industry specialists and experts for the 2013 Forest Products Summit.
The U.S. trucking industry is effectively needing to replace the entire workforce every year (100% turnover) and new legislation is making it very difficult to attract and retain people. In 2015, the U.S. will have a 250,000 deficit in truck drivers.
On Earth Day, April 23, 2013, Governor Rick Snyder called a Forest Products Summit to bring to light the issues and opportunities currently facing the industry. The Governor highlight three questions the industry must address for long-term success:
See attached PDF for the official summary of FY15 budget recommendations from Governor Rick Snyder's office
The graph above shows where Michigan's forests are located by county.