NEWS

Outdoor Recreation Receives Big Wins in New Spending Package

End of the year budget bill passed today boosts outdoor recreation and conservation Washington, D.C., December 19, 2019 – Today was a great day for recreation programs, new and old. The 2020 spending package passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate delivers a funding boost for a host of outdoor recreation, access…Read More

Outdoor Recreation Industry Rallies to Help Minnesota Create an Outdoor Recreation Task Force

Effort will Create a Multitude of Outdoor Recreation Related Economic Opportunities SAINT PAUL, Minn. – December 12, 2019 – Outdoor recreation industry leaders including Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, REI and Outdoor Industry Association applaud Minnesota’s announcement of an Outdoor Recreation Task Force (ORTF) to study and identify economic and participation opportunities around the state’s robust outdoor…Read More

ORR Building Trade Assoc. Partnerships, Meeting with States and Federal Agencies, Advancing Businesses’ Contribution to Recreation Economy

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and our members have had several busy weeks of trade association meetings and conferences, including the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference, the National Forest Recreation Association Conference and Trade Show, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo, the RV Dealers Association Convention/Expo and more….Read More

Outdoor Recreation Industry Celebrates Congress’ Focus on Outdoor Recreation Economy, Small Businesses and Public Lands

This week, Congress focused heavily on the outdoor industry by holding hearings on recreation in both chambers. The House Committee on Small Business held a hearing titled “Force of Nature: The Power of Small Businesses in America’s Recreational Infrastructure,” while the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard testimony on outdoor recreation bills that will…Read More

ORR Members to Testify Before Congress on Economic Importance of Outdoor Recreation Economy

House Small Business Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee to hold important recreation hearings Outdoor recreation will be at the forefront of conversations on Capitol Hill next week. For the first time, the House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing focused solely on outdoor recreation. The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and…Read More