ORR Teams with Federal Agencies to Help Rural Communities Grow their Economies through Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) is stepping up to help rural communities reinvigorate their local economies and create resilient communities through outdoor recreation thanks in large part to support from The VF Foundation. The Recreation Economy for Rural Communities assistance program, launched in 2019, is underway and ORR is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…Read More

Updated Government Report Highlights Outdoor Recreation’s Positive National Economic Impact and in Every State

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. The report includes national and state level data for both 2018 and 2019.  This is the third consecutive year that…Read More

State of the Industry: ORR Survey Shows a Promising Outlook for the Outdoor Recreation Industry

Still, Nothing Will Make up for the Complete Closures This Past Spring An updated Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) member survey, in partnership with the Oregon State University Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative, finds that the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the outdoor recreation industry is showing signs of easing, with some turnaround from what was a devastating spring for…Read More

Passing Great American Outdoors Act is Just Beginning for the Outdoor Recreation Industry

Passing the Great American Outdoors Act was a huge accomplishment for the outdoor recreation industry and the thousands of businesses, large and small, that makeup the $778 billion recreation economy. Now that this huge achievement of fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund and allocating real funding for federal land management agencies’ deferred maintenance…Read More

ORR Welcomes New Member the Professional TrailBuilders Association

Fresh off the heels of helping to pass one of the most significant legislative actions for the outdoor recreation industry Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) welcomes its 32nd member, the Professional TrailBuilders Association (PTBA), to what is already a strong, diverse and deep membership. “PTBA is excited that the trailbuilder perspective will be included in ORR’s broad…Read More