The Status of and Opportunities for Business Clustering Within the Forest Products Sector in the U.S. (

This report is an overview of the status of and opportunities for business clustering within U.S. forest products and closely related natural resource-based sectors.   It reviews business cluster models adopted in the forest sector, explores partnerships among cluster entities, and examines policies, strategies and support mechanisms that could facilitate successful business clustering. Business Clustering Publications: […]

Commodity Check-off: Full Report

A comprehensive feasibility study and implementation options that examine the potential for unified or coordinated “check-off” programs for softwood lumber in the U.S. and Canada.   Check-offs – known as “research and promotion programs” operated under USDA authority–  allow commodity producers to jointly fund efforts to grow their respective markets.   View PDF

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