New web app shows pandemic assistance to forest products industry by state

Forest products companies and their use of PPP loans and PATHH payments.
Forest products

Matt Russell


January 13, 2024

Screenshot of the forest products and pandemic funding application.

Forest products companies used the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH) programs to keep nearly 500,000 workers in the US forest industry on payroll throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A new web application is now available that summarizes these pandemic assistance programs and funding provided to each individual state.

You can access the web app here.

The app uses data presented in the paper A summary of COVID-19 pandemic assistance to US forest products companies, published in the Forest Products Journal in late 2022. Values include:

  • Number of loans/payments offered to forest products companies,
  • Average loan/payment amounts,
  • Total value of loans/payment provided to state,
  • Average number of forest products jobs supported per loan,
  • Total number of forest products jobs supported in state,
  • Average gross revenue lost in 2020 per business, and
  • Total gross revenue lost by state in 2020

Data for the PPP and PATHH programs are presented for each US state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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