Economic Contributions of the Mississippi Green Industry

What is the Green Industry?

The environmental horticulture industry, or green industry, is comprised of wholesale nursery, greenhouse, and turfgrass sod producers, landscape design, construction and maintenance firms, and wholesale and retail distribution firms such as garden centers, home stores, mass merchandisers with lawn/garden departments, brokers and re-wholesale distribution centers, and allied trades suppliers of inputs to the industry. 

Components of Green Industry

The green industry production and manufacturing industry group includes (1) greenhouse, nursery, and floriculture production, and (2) lawn and garden equipment manufacturing. The horticultural services industry group includes (1) landscape and horticultural services, and (2) landscape architectural services. The wholesale and retail trade industry group includes (1) farm and garden equipment merchant wholesalers  (2) nursery and florist merchant wholesalers, (3) lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores, (4) florists, and (5) food and beverage stores, lawn and garden sales, (6) gasoline stores, lawn and garden sales, (7) general merchandise stores, lawn and garden sales, and (8) non-store retailers, lawn and garden sales.

Economic Contributions of the Green Industry 

The total output or sales contributions of the entire green industry complex to the economy of Mississippi reached $2.486 billion in 2018. 

The entire green industry complex created a total of 16,850 jobs in Mississippi in 2018.