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Key Points: Georgia’s Turfgrass Industry
The majority of these jobs are related to landscape maintenance of buildings and households.

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Facts about the Georgia Turfgrass Industry
Local and National Turfgrass Association


Estimates suggest that at 1.8 million acres, turfgrass is one of the largest agricultural commodities in the state.  
This includes home lawns, sports fields, golf courses, sod farms, and other managed landscapes areas.  
The Georgia turfgrass and related industries contribute a total of $7.8 billion annually to the economy.  
In terms of earnings and value added, the turfgrass and related industries contribute $4.6 billion each year.  
The federal, state, and local tax impact is over $1 billion dollars annually.  
This industry accounts for 87,000 full- and part-time jobs.  
The landscape industry has a history of professional development and use of researched-based information.  
Through drought periods, the golf and landscape segments have demonstrated exceptional environmental stewardship with their Best Management Practices (BMPs) approach to water use efficiency and conservation.  
This industry has strived to be a part of the solution to Georgia’s environmental issues.  


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2013 Turfgrass Farm Gate Value Report
Economic Contribution of Turf Production Landscape Services & Related Industry in Georgia
Georgia Golf Study: Game Drives 2.4 Billion into State's Economy
The Georgia Golf Economy
Economic Impact of Landscaping Services in Four Urban Counties

Economic Impacts of the Green Industry in the United States

Economic Impact Study of Golf Industry in Georgia

An Economic Profile of Golf Courses in Georgia: Course and Landscape Maintenance
Revenue Profile of Golf Courses in Georgia
An Economic Profile of the Professional Turfgrass and Landscape Industry in Georgia
An Economic Profile of the Golf Course Industry in Georgia
An Economic Profile of the Lawn-Care Industry in the Metropolitan Atlanta Area





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