Texas Nursery and Landscape Assoc. releases economic impact figures

The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (Austin, Texas) has released its 2000 Economic Impact Study of the Nursery and Landscape Industry in Texas. The reported total economic impact was $9.76 billion. The study was conducted by Dr. Charles Hall, an agricultural economist with Texas A&M University.

The contribution of various sectors was: $1.33 billion for nursery growers; $1.93 billion for Retail garden centers; $4.09 billion for home centers and mass merchants; $2.4 billion for Landscape related firms.

The study also found that nursery growers, retailers and landscape firms averaged 19, 23 and 42 employees per firm respectively. Total employees by sector were: Nursery grower firms--19,325; Retail centers--39,196; Home centers/mass merchants--83,292; Landscape related firms--80,820.

The study indentified 3,464 retail garden centers, 997 nursery growers and 11,951 landscape firms in the state.

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