As the first state to establish a reforestation tax credit and having achieved a number one ranking in the number of certified tree farms under the American Tree Farm System, Mississippi has set itself apart when it comes to wood products. Attala County is placed prominently within the state as the geographic center and fifth-most forested county.

Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources in nearby Starkville offers 9 academic options with over 100 career possibilities.

Based in neighboring Louisville, MS, Winston Plywood & Veneer operates in a $100 million, state-of-the-art facility that is slated to employ 400 people.