Outdoor rec industry sees record-breaking year in 2021

November 15th, 2022

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released economic data for 2021, showing outdoor recreation’s powerful economic impact on the U.S. economy. These new numbers show outdoor recreation generates $862 billion in economic output, with recreational boating and fishing the number one contributor to the outdoor recreation economy and the largest recreational […]

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Webinar Nov. 9 to examine new data on the recreation economy

November 7th, 2022

Outdoor Recreation stakeholders are invited to join the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the larger outdoor recreation industry on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 12 p.m. ET, for a webinar presentation on new data of the impact of the outdoor recreation economy. Last year was a once-in-a-generation year for the outdoor […]

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Report shows boating and fishing powered outdoor rec economy in 2020

November 18th, 2021

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its 2020 report on outdoor recreation’s positive economic impact, which confirmed that boating and fishing remain the number one contributor to this sector of the U.S. economy. The new numbers show outdoor recreation generates $689 billion in economic output, supports 4.3 million American jobs, and comprises 3 percent […]

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Government report highlights national economic benefits of outdoor rec

November 19th, 2020

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released updated economic data on outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy showing $788 billion in economic output, comprising 2.1% of U.S. GDP and supporting 5.2 million jobs, as reported by the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association. The report includes national and state level data for […]

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Study shows $10.5 billion impact from recreational fishing

June 17th, 2020

The National Marine Fisheries Service, an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce, also called the NOAA Fisheries, confirms marine recreational fishing is a far greater economic force in the United States than previous evaluations had indicated. In its report, 2017 Economic Contribution of Marine Angler Expenditures on Fishing […]

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Report shows outdoor recreation’s positive role on economy

September 24th, 2019

Newly released economic data on the national and state levels show outdoor recreation is a powerful driver of national and local economies, and it is growing faster than the U.S. economy as a whole. This is the second consecutive year that the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, […]

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New report says boating a significant part of the outdoor recreation economy

April 28th, 2017

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) released the 2017 edition of the Outdoor Recreation Economy Report. The report captures the power of the outdoor recreation economy which creates billions of dollars in consumer spending and millions of American jobs. Water sports, which includes boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, surfing, scuba and stand-up paddle boarding, generated an […]

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