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Georgia

Land ownership

Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. In Georgia, extractive industries accounted for <1% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015.

Natural resource ownership in the U.S. is closely tied to land ownership. Land can be owned by citizens, corporations, Indian tribes or individuals, or governments (for instance, federal, state, or local governments). Many USEITI datasets only cover natural resource extraction on federal land, which represents 4% of all land in Georgia.

Production

Energy production: The U.S. Energy Information Administration publishes a profile of energy production and usage in Georgia.

Georgia ranks among the top five states in the U.S. for production of:

  • Wood-derived fuel: #2 in the nation (9% of U.S. production)

Nonenergy minerals: The U.S. Geological Survey publishes information about nonenergy mineral extraction in the USGS Minerals Yearbook for Georgia.

The Energy Information Administration collects data about all energy-related natural resources produced on federal, state, and privately owned land.
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Hydroelectric

3,020,601 megawatt hours of hydroelectric energy were produced in Georgia in 2015.

Other biomass

394,217 megawatt hours of other biomass energy were produced in Georgia in 2015.

Solar

152,850 megawatt hours of solar energy were produced in Georgia in 2015.

Wood-derived fuel

3,977,587 megawatt hours of wood-derived fuel energy were produced in Georgia in 2015.

The Office of Natural Resources Revenue collects detailed data about natural resources produced on federal land. According to that data, there was no natural resource production on federal land in Georgia in 2015.
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Revenue

Companies pay a wide range of fees, rates, and taxes to extract natural resources in the United States. What companies pay to federal, state, and local governments often depends on who owns the natural resources.

Natural resource extraction can lead to federal revenue in two ways: non-tax revenue and tax revenue. Most USEITI data is about non-tax revenue from extractive industry activities on federal land.
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Revenue from production on federal land by resource

No natural resources were produced on federal land in Georgia in 2015, so ONRR did not collect any non-tax revenues.

Federal tax revenue

Individuals and corporations (specifically C-corporations) pay income taxes to the IRS. Depending on company income, federal corporate income tax rates can range from 15–35%. Public policy provisions, such as tax expenditures, can decrease corporate income tax and other revenue payments in order to romote other policy goals.

Learn more about revenue from extraction on all lands and waters.

We don’t have detailed data about federal, state, or local revenue from natural resource extraction on land owned by Georgia, corporations, or individuals. However, companies generally must pay state and local taxes.

Disbursements

After collecting revenue from natural resource extraction, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue distributes that money to different agencies, funds, and local governments for public use. This process is called “disbursement.”

Most federal revenue disbursements go into national funds. For detailed data about which expenditures and projects from those national funds are in Georgia, see nationwide federal disbursements.

Georgia did not receive any disbursements from ONRR in 2015. This is usually because there was no natural resource extraction on federal land in the state.

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We don’t have detailed data about how states or local governments distribute revenue from natural resource extraction.

Economic impact

Data about each state’s gross domestic product comes from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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GDP (dollars)

In 2015, extractive industries accounted for <1% of Georgia’s GDP, or $1,042,000,000

Wage and salary data, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, describes the number of people employed in natural resource extraction that receive wages or salaries from companies.
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Wage and salary jobs

In 2015, there were jobs in the extractive industries in Georgia, and they accounted for <1% of statewide employment.

County wage and salary jobs

Bartow County Bibb County Cherokee County Cobb County Decatur County DeKalb County Douglas County Elbert County Forsyth County Fulton County Greene County Gwinnett County Hall County Henry County Jefferson County Lumpkin County McDuffie County Madison County Muscogee County Oglethorpe County Pickens County Richmond County Talbot County Thomas County Walton County Warren County Washington County Whitfield County Wilkinson County Bartow County Bibb County Cherokee County Cobb County Decatur County DeKalb County Douglas County Elbert County Forsyth County Fulton County Greene County Gwinnett County Hall County Henry County Jefferson County Lumpkin County McDuffie County Madison County Muscogee County Oglethorpe County Pickens County Richmond County Talbot County Thomas County Walton County Warren County Washington County Whitfield County Wilkinson County
County employment in extractive industries (jobs, 2015)

Self-employment data, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, describes people who work in natural resource extraction, but don’t receive wages or salaries because they own their own companies.
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Self-employment

In 2014, there were self-employed people working in the extractive industries in Georgia.

The U.S. Census Bureau collects information about the top 25 exports in each state. In 2015, one or more natural resources ranked among the top 25 exports from Georgia.
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Other nonenergy minerals

$491,910,000 worth of other nonenergy minerals was exported from Georgia in 2015.