Wisconsin’s rich and abundant forests—and the many value-added products we create with these plentiful resources—are vital contributors to our state’s economic welfare, accounting for more than $35 billion of our economic output. Yet driven by globalization, technology changes, environmental considerations and many other factors, this key industry is at risk and changing rapidly.
For the good of us all, Wisconsin’s forest and forest-products economy must keep pace with these changes to thrive into the future.
Ideas and insights gathered during listening sessions held in early May will guide future economic development support to create a more diversified, robust and enduring forest products industry.
Input sessions and this initiative are organized by:
- Wisconsin’s Council on Forestry
- Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Office of Rural Prosperity
- Department of Natural Resources
- University of Wisconsin – Extension
- Regional and association partners