Powering economic development
In communities across the South
Enviva does more than make wood pellets—at our eight plants in five states, we help small towns participate in and benefit from the global economy. We connect thousands of forest landowners to international energy markets through our global supply chain. We generate almost $1 billion a year in economic activity, much of it in rural areas, and we have created thousands of direct and indirect jobs in less than a decade.
By making long-term investments, creating jobs near home and family, and promoting healthy forests, we help our communities preserve their environmental heritage, local character, and quality of life.
Delivering economic growth
Enviva creates good jobs that pay well. Few positions in our pellet production facilities require an advanced degree, but the average salary in each one of our plants exceeds the overall average salary in the area where it is located. For example, Enviva’s Southampton facility and Port of Chesapeake in Virginia have delivered $170 million in investments that support local economies.