Our state’s rich history of farming and forestry has evolved into an economic hub delivering advanced agricultural and forest products of all kinds. A strong tradition of sustainable harvest practices has ensured the viability of our natural resources for decades to come. There has never been a better time to expand or relocate a wood products or biochemical manufacturing facility in Minnesota.
15,654,278 Acres of Timberland
and a diverse species mix affords the availability of the right feedstocks for value-added product development
39% mixed hardwood species
31% an assortment of spruce, pine, poplar, birch and fir
Annual net growth of
5.1 million new cords of timber
and we harvest less than 50%
Over 50% of Minnesota’s total land is dedicated to farmland.
Agriculture and food industry is the 2nd largest employer.
25 biofuel/biobutanol production facilities and numerous other biochemical start-ups.
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