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

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Together Outdoors Marks One Year of Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Outdoor Recreation

Coalition begins its second year emboldened with over 100 members and launching new initiatives to create a more accessible and welcoming outdoors Together Outdoors (TO), a coalition committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the outdoor recreation experience, commemorated its first anniversary with a look back at a year of progress,…Read More