Bourbon and whiskey bring back the forestry industry

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by WHAS editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 5 at 11:40 AM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - An impact report says the growing popularity of bourbon and whiskey is helping bring back the industry that tanked during the recession: forestry.

Last year, the forestry industry pumped $7.9 billion into the state's economy. That's on par with the state's tourism industry. Nearly all segments of the industry showed growth last year.

 

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