NEWS

ORR Highlights 2022 Recreation Industry Wins in 3rd Annual Report

2022 was an incredible year for the record-breaking $862 billion outdoor recreation industry. Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) facilitated the cross-sector collaboration that allowed for huge industry wins while continuing to boost and provide support for local economies and working to ensure that all Americans can access the great outdoors. ORR’s 2022 Annual Report outlines how…Read More

ORR Partners with the Richard King Mellon Foundation to Move Rural Recreation Economies Forward

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) is teaming up with the Richard King Mellon Foundation for its next phase in helping rural communities build and make their local economies more resilient through outdoor recreation. The partnership ensures that ORR can continue its charge to provide support, information and resources to rural communities seeking to create economic opportunities through their…Read More

Massachusetts establishes state Office of Outdoor Recreation, bolstering its already $9.5 billion outdoor recreation economy

Massachusetts became the 18th state to establish an Office of Outdoor Recreation – drawing praise from Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and bolstering the ability of the nation’s $862 billion outdoor recreation economy to grow even more. Massachusetts’ Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito welcomed an enthusiastic audience full of recreation and conservation advocates to celebrate the new…Read More

Record-Breaking Numbers: Outdoor recreation a whopping $862B industry according to new government data

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released economic data for 2021 exhibiting outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy. These new numbers show outdoor recreation generates $862 billion in economic output and 4.5 million jobs. This means the outdoor recreation economy contributes more to the U.S….Read More

What They’re Saying – Outdoor Recreation Leaders on New BEA Data

“This new BEA data just reaffirms what our camping consumer data has shown for the past two years—camping is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors together and makes an incredible economic impact on local communities and the US as a whole,” said Paul Bambei, President and CEO of the National Association of…Read More