This area has a robust forest industry with several timber companies in the area, along with many commercial and private businesses that support the forestry industry. To sustain this industry there must be a continuous supply of timber. Here in Northeastern North Carolina private forest landowners supply timber to the timber industry. This project enables the timber industry to expand its timber supply through private landowners growing productive forests for the future. The forestry industry and the supporting commercial and private businesses provide jobs and economic growth for the region.