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.