ORR Builds New Tool for Rural Communities to Build Their Outdoor Recreation Economies

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), working with Oregon State University’s Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative and the National Governors Association Outdoor Recreation Learning Network, is helping rural communities build their outdoor recreation economies through a newly developed resource, the ORR Rural Economic Development Toolkit. Outdoor recreation is a powerful economic force nationally, generating $788 billion in economic…Read More

ORR Supports Mayor Pete Buttigieg for Secretary of Transportation

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable offered strong support for the nomination of Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in a letter to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, specifically Chairwoman Cantwell and Ranking Member Wicker. The letter outlines the vital role transportation infrastructure will play in the next infrastructure…Read More

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris

“On behalf of more than thirty organizations that represent the 110,000 businesses and millions of employees nationwide that make up America’s outdoor recreation industry, ORR congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration. ORR’s members represent America’s hunting, fishing, RVing, biking, hiking, camping, off-roading, diving, boating, horseback and skiing communities, among many others….Read More

ORR Statement on Biden Administration Nominees Critical to the Outdoor Recreation Industry

“ORR and our members congratulate former Secretary Tom Vilsack, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Katherine Tai on their nominations. While all cabinet level positions are vital to running an effective government, the outdoor recreation industry is particularly impacted by the policies and actions of the Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Transportation and the Office of the…Read More

ORR Announces Communities Receiving Funding to Grow Rural Economies through Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), in partnership with The VF Foundation, is thrilled to announce four communities receiving funding this year to implement their economic revitalization plans through outdoor recreation projects, infrastructure or activities. The selected communities are Fryeburg, ME; Grants, NM; Jasper, AL; and John Day, OR. Another community — Glenwood Springs, CO — was…Read More