New England Survey of Environmental Horticulture 2006

2005 State Comparison Tables


Table 1. Income and number of firms.
 
income firms
Connecticut 1,089 3020
Maine 315 814
Massachusetts 2,204 4519
New Hampshire 522 891
Rhode Island 310 688
Vermont 181 526

 

Table 2. Percent of firms involved in one or more types of business.
 
  one two three
Connecticut 58 33 9
Maine 44 40 16
Massachusetts 54 38 8
New Hampshire 61 33 6
Rhode Island 66 31 3
Vermont 51 37 12

Table 3. Percent of firms in each type of income change from 2001 to 2004.
 
  increase decrease same
Connecticut 66 14 20
Maine 62 16 22
Massachusetts 53 16 31
New Hampshire 61 13 26
Rhode Island 62 15 23
Vermont 67 9 24

 

Table 4. Percent of jobs in each type of category.
 
  full part seasonal
Connecticut 45 13 42
Maine 46 15 39
Massachusetts 50 17 33
New Hampshire 51 9 40
Rhode Island 57 10 33
Vermont 50 10 40

 
 
 

Table 5. Number of jobs full time, amount spent on labor, and of those spending more the average increase.
 
  jobs full time $million percent more spent
CT 22,000 632 26
ME 5,000 127 20
MA 29,000 980 26
NH 6,800 217 29
RI 5,700 150 25
VT 3,000 75 45

 

Table 6. Percent of firms engaged in each category of business.
 
  landscape retail wholesale other
Connecticut 64 44 39 17
Maine 53 68 50 14
Massachusetts 70 46 39 20
New Hampshire 70 44 28 20
Rhode Island 59 41 38 7
Vermont 63 57 38 24

 

Table 7. Percent of firms with plant sales in each type of production.
 
  own pre finished
Connecticut 37 20 43
Maine 23 44 33
Massachusetts 23 24 53
New Hampshire 65 17 18
Rhode Island 50 18 32
Vermont 43 31 26

Table 8. Income ($million) in various types of plant sales and production, plant sales as percent of state income, and percent of firms with plant sales.
 
  plant sales, % of state income own prefinished finished production

(own+pre)

plant sales,% of firms with
Connecticut 656 (60%) 243 131 282 374 79
Maine 114 (36%) 26 50 38 76 85
Massachusetts 947 (43%) 218 227 502 445 88
New Hampshire 225 (43%) 146 38 41 184 79
Rhode Island 237 (76%) 118 43 76 161 79
Vermont 73 (40%) 31 23 19 54 78

 

Table 9. Land use.
 
  acres open protected
Connecticut 42,000 56% 30%
Maine 14,000 44 17
Massachusetts 79,000 58 29
New Hampshire 20,000 32 31
Rhode Island 27,000 80 48
Vermont 11,200 33 58

 
 
 

Table 10. Taxes paid and of those paying more the average increase.
 
  $million percent more
Connecticut 154 25
Maine 22 23
Massachusetts 190 23
New Hampshire 19 33
Rhode Island 23 21
Vermont 10 32

Table 11.  Major industry concerns, with percent listing as a concern.
 
1. rising costs of heat/transportation/plastics 74%
2. government regulation/legislation 56%
3. availability of workers 49%
4. Pest management, threat of new pests 33%
5. recruiting new professionals to the industry 23%
6. other 22%
7. invasive plants and other species 16%


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