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About the Industry
Michigan’s Green Industry – Positively impacting our Environment and our Economy!
The economic impact of Michigan’s nursery, perennial plant production, Christmas tree, sod producers, landscaping and lawn care industries is $5.715 billion.

The economic impact of our Nursery and perennial plant producers is $1.2 billion and we distribute our products into 35 states, Mexico and Canada, making us the:

  • #1 specialty crop in Michigan,
  • 4th largest agriculture commodity group in Michigan,
  • 5th largest nursery industry in the nation.

The economic impact of our landscape services and retail sectors is $4.5 billion.

Together, all segments of the Green Industry account for a total of 36,162 individuals employed (Knudson & Peterson, 2012). According to US Census Data, this equates to 1 out of every 170 Michigan citizens between the ages of 18-65.

Knudson, William A. & H. Christopher Peterson. 2012. The Economic Impact of Michigan’s Food and Agriculture System. Working Paper No. 01-0312. Michigan State University Product Center.

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By Nicole Cairns, Inspector
Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

 Photo by David Kenyon, MDNR

Photo by David Kenyon, MDNR

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